Steve Stricker Wins Senior PGA Championship at PGA Frisco

Steve Stricker defeated Padraig Harrington on the first playoff hole to win the 83rd KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Fields Ranch at PGA Frisco (East), home of the PGA of America’s new headquarters.

“It’s been a lot of fun to compete out here,” Stricker said. “This is one I wanted badly, so it’s pretty sweet.”

This is the first of six major championships over the next 11 years scheduled for the spectacular PGA Frisco including the Women’s PGA in 2025 and the PGA Championship in 2027.

The win is Stricker’s sixth senior major victory and it comes two weeks after his win at the Regions Tradition at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, AL.

After leading after the first three rounds, Harington birdied the par-5 18th to force the playoff with the two Ryder Cup captains from the duel at Whistling Straits finishing at 18-under.

Stricker won with a par on the first playoff hole after Harrington missed his par putt to extend the championship.

The victory also means he is in the field for the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.

Stewart Cink, who turned 50 earlier this week, finished third at 16-under, two shots out of the playoff.

Y.E. Yang, the 2009 PGA Championship winner, finished fourth at 11-under, to shots clear of Steven Alker, Darren Clarke and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Notables in the field included Vijay Singh (T8, -8), Daivd Toms (T15, -5), Colin Montgomerie (T15, -5), Justin Leonard (19, -4), Bernhard Langer (T20, -3), Retief Goosen (T31, +1), Ernie Els (T37, +2) and Davis Love III (T59, +7).