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Stricker goes for history at John Deere Classic
The chance to make history at the John Deere Classic was enough to delay Steve Stricker's trip across the Atlantic to prepare for next week's British Open.

Having won the last three tournament, Stricker could become only the fifth man in the history of championship golf to win a tournament four consecutive times.

The 45-year-old Wisconsinite has the chance to add his name alongside an elite list that includes Tom Morris, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Tiger Woods.

As a keen outdoorsman there's another motivation, too.

“I’m a deer hunter, and to get a trophy with a deer on there, that’s pretty cool,” he remarked. “Maybe that’s karma for me.

“It’s a special place for me, and I’m looking forward to creating more special moments here.”

After the tournament, Stricker will jump on a specially chartered plane that will take Open Championship playing golfers directly over the Atlantic to England.

"The experience over there is always a good one,'' Stricker said. "Different style of golf. Guys playing [at the John Deere] have to go over there and get acclimated pretty quickly and learn the course.

It's tough to do in a three-day period, but it's part of the fun, too … going over there and trying to learn that type of golf."

It's also a competition that Stricker himself does well in, with three top-12 finishes and just the one missed cut in the last five years.

"It's one of the best tournaments in the world. The fans over there are great, and it's fun to play over there.''

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