WATCH: Steve Stricker Drops Tiger Woodseque Video to Announce His Recovery

Published 01/09/2022, 1:40 PM EST


Steve Stricker, the man who was on everyone’s minds just a couple of months ago courtesy of being the American team Ryder Cup captain, was all this while struggling. In case you weren’t already aware, he has been in and out of hospitals recently, even for periods of up to 9 days! However, thankfully, his health seems to be improving these days.

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A month after guiding the youngest ever team USA to a historic Ryder Cup victory, Stricker felt his health deteriorating. After a hunting trip, he developed a fever. Meanwhile, to a dose of antibiotics later, his body reacted negatively and a lot of parts of his body swelled up. And this was just the beginning of a long fight.

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However, just a couple of days ago, Stricker told Wisconsin.golf, “I’m lucky. I’m feeling like things are going in the right direction. I’ve just got to give it time.” And a few days later, he figured it was time to officially announce it to the world, and so he did.

Struck with an unrecognized disease, Steve Stricker is finally getting better

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA captain Steve Stricker acknowledges fans as he walks up the 2nd hole during the Singles REUTERS/Mike Segar

He took to Twitter to express gratitude for all the wishes he received and told that he is ‘definitely’ on his way to recovery. However, we can’t help but notice that the nature of this announcement bears an uncanny resemblance to another important health update we received a couple of weeks ago.

Yes, we’re sure the video will give it away to you too; Tiger Woods! Since his solo car crash in February last year, the golf world has been on the lookout for this announcement. He broke it to us with two simple words, ‘making progress’, alongside a 3-second clip of his swing.

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In a similar manner, Stricker has shown us a short clip of his swing, which, considering how much his health had deteriorated, looks extremely good! Alongside, he wrote, “I want to thank everyone for all the love and well wishes that I’ve received today! It was a tough go for a while but I’m definitely getting better. I’ve got a ways to go but look forward to getting back after it when I get the ok!”

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So, what do you think is in store for Stricker once he makes a comeback?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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