Hobbled Steve Stricker gives it a go

Updated: August 1, 2013, 11:17 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

AKRON, Ohio -- When he turned on the TV and saw the nice weather, Steve Stricker felt a momentary twinge of regret. A major, the Open Championship no less, was being contested without him. And those sunny skies in Scotland beckoned.

But Stricker quickly returned to his long-planned vacation, the one he mapped out months ago when he made the decision to cut back on his schedule in 2013 and play the role of semiretired golfer.

Along with his wife, Nicki, ...

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