The day that will be remembered as one during which Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na and Zach Johnson raced up to the top of the leader board of the US PGA Players Championship, will also be remembered as the one in which the consecutive cut streak of Steve Stricker came to an end. The resident of Madison, originally from Edgerton was on a run of 49 straight cuts in all the events that he had participated in, which is, easily the longest streak of consecutive cuts by an player currently active on the PGA Tour but on the 11th of May, 2012 he followed his four over 7f in the first round with a 74, meaning that it will be the first time that he will miss the cut having done so the last time at the PGA Championship in 2009.
Gary Woodland made 22 consecutive cuts, Webb Simpson had 18, Hunter Mahan had 16, and Matt Kuchar took up the mantle with 17 cuts made, on a day that saw some of the top guns of the PGA tour struggle on the course. Rory McIlroy became the first world number one since Greg Norman almost 16 years back in 1996 to miss the cut at the Players Championship as well.
But all day, the talk was about the snapping of the longest cut streak of Steve Stricker and the man himself, was visibly unhappy at the fact that he missed out on the cut, having done so well in all the events that he participated in previously.
But if there is one golfer who will not let this little setback get to his head and move on easily, it is Steve Stricker, who is already making preparations for the upcoming events that he will be participating in after his early exit from the TPC Sawgrass.