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After Winning the $3.5 Million Major, Steve Stricker and His ‘Super’ Caddie’s Special Moment Captures Golf World’s Heart: ‘Just Love This’

Published 05/29/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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The weekend has been absolutely thrilling for golf fans back home. With all the excitement of the LIV Golf’s DC event and the Charles Schwab Challenge, golf enthusiasts could have asked for nothing more. However, a huge amount of golf fans are currently celebrating the epic win of Steve Stricker at the Senior PGA Championship, which also took place over the same weekend.

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With several legendary players present on the course, it was a pretty challenging game for the golfer. But to everyone’s surprise, Stricker managed to claim the title at the mega-event. And moments after his victory, a recent video featured the player along with someone very dear to him with an even more special message. And notably, fans are giving all kinds of reactions to it!

Steve Stricker shares the camera with his beloved caddie


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Steve Stricker shocked the golf world with his unbelievable win at the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday. The golfer managed to win the tournament in a spectacular playoff against Irish professional Padraig Harrington, who had huge chances of winning the tournament till the last round. Stricker’s epic first-hole playoff win has made him the first player to claim two senior majors this season.

Besides his incomparable performance at the event, there was something that made his victory even more memorable. And it was having his daughter, Izzi Stricker, with him on the course as his caddie! “She looks up to what I do for a living, and she plays pretty dang good golf herself,” he spoke in his post-game interview.


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However, after finally winning the title and hugging his daughter in utter excitement, the golfer appeared in a beautiful video with her. PGA Tour Champions shared the clip on their official Instagram handle, showcasing the heart-warming bond between the father-daughter duo. “Hi, Steve Stricker here with my super caddie Izzi,” the senior golfer said in the video. “Winner of the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Izzi, what do you got to say about this?”

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Expressing her honest feelings about her father’s highly awaited triumph, the caddie said, “I’m so proud of you and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it”. Izzi is certainly the biggest supporter of Stricker’s golfing profession. And having his daughter on the course to hold his bag is nothing less than a blessing for a golf dad!

Fans react to Steve Stricker’s beautiful father-daughter video

Golf fans are still in awe of the golfer’s fantastic win at the tournament. And after watching the loving bond between Stricker and his little girl, fans couldn’t keep their responses to themselves. Here’s what some of them wrote in the comments section:

“Yay, I’m happy for Steve😍”

“So awesome!! I played 18 with my daughter today and it is such a blessing!💕”

“Way to go Strick!”

“Just love this!! ❤️❤️❤️”

“Great job ! Always pulling for you”

“Congrats Steve and Izzy! What an experience to win a major together. 👏”


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“Doesn’t get any better!!!”

“You deserve it!”

“Congratulations to all the Stricker family..👏👏👏”


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Well, fans were certainly in love with the support Izzi showed toward her dad on and off the course. And believe it or not, it was a pretty big deal for the golf legend to win against Harrington in such an epic fashion!

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Written by:

Joydeep Singh


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Joydeep Singh is a senior golf writer at EssentiallySports, boasting an impressive portfolio of over 1000 articles. Joydeep's expertise spans across various aspects of the sport, specifically his speculations and analysis of the upcoming events on the PGA Tour calendar. One of Joydeep's most notable moments at EssentiallySports was when his article on Tiger Woods' withdrawal from the 2023 Masters garnered an overwhelming response from fans.
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