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April 15, 2021

Steve Stricker

Naples, Florida, USA

Tiburón Golf Club

Quick Quotes

Q. Steve, a bit of a home game here for you, part time home now. Just thoughts on being here in Naples?

STEVE STRICKER: Yeah, we actually just sold our home, so it's been a crazy week. We have to get out quick, so I'm balancing playing and packing.

But excited to be here. It's a special spot for us. We've had a lot of great times here in Naples and at the Shark Shootout, and now we get to play Chubb right here at Tiburon.

Excited to be here.

Q. Are you leaving?

STEVE STRICKER: We are. Yeah, we're -- I don't know, I'm not sure where we're going to head to, but we're out of here for little while. Probably somewhere else in Florida. Maybe the center part of the state somewhere.

But right now we're just kind of -- it happened so fast. The market is good. You got to take advantage of the market at the time, and it's really good down here.

But we're going to miss it.

Q. Got to ask a couple Ryder Cup questions of course. Watching the Masters, thoughts on Zalatoris and what he accomplished?

STEVE STRICKER: Yeah, very impressive. I reached out to him a couple days ago just to tell him how impressed I was with his play.

I haven't really --I've never met the kid. Seems like a wonderful guy and obviously played great, so we'll hook up along the way somewhere down the road and try to get to know him and see -- watch his game up close.

But very impressive with how he handled the situation and how he played. The shots that he hit, he really never missed a shot. So I was very impressed how he played.

Q. Where are you in the process with everything as far as that goes, Ryder Cup?

STEVE STRICKER: You know, just watching right now. Just a lot of the things that -- the little things we got done last year, so we've had plenty of time to do this, you know.

Right now it's just about watching the guys, and when I go out there and play, try to see them, talk to them, play a practice round with them. But just be around and watch a lot of golf.

Q. Thoughts on your game this year? On the TOUR, Cologuard, everywhere you go seems like you play really well.

STEVE STRICKER: It's been good. I'm excited where my game is at. I've been playing well. Played some nice events out on TOUR.

If I could have made a few putts I could have been right in there a little bit more, but my game is -- it's been good. I've had three weeks off, so I'm ready and raring to go this week.

Q. What is the next event you will be at to watch players for Ryder Cup?

STEVE STRICKER: I'm going to play Valspar in a few weeks. My daughter plays in a Big Ten championship next week in Ohio, so going to go watch her there and then go to Valspar.

Q. Have you been out to Whistling Straits this year? What is your timeline to go out there?

STEVE STRICKER: Yeah, going to go there next week it looks like. We go home for just a few days and then I'll drive over there and check things out. The grass is just starting to grow there because the snow is gone and I'm sure the ice is off the lake and the course is open.

Actually, Whistling Straits isn't open; the Irish course is open. So I'll get to go around there and see some of the things that we've done there, see how it's come along.

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