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Deutsche Bank Championship

With lighter load, Steve Stricker still going strong

NORTON – A water skiing accident. That’s how Steve Stricker tore his right hamstring. He could’ve been playing at the British Open that weekend, but, no, he skipped the links and went to a Wisconsin lake with family, celebrating a 20th wedding anniversary with his wife, Nicki.

That injury, which he suffered last month, is still bugging him a bit. Not too much, but a bit, he acknowledged after his 5-under-par 66 first round Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. But it is kind of funny, that injury.

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