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Slumping Stricker seeks redemption
But with Woods out for the rest of the season, this year’s 120-man field isn’t as top heavy. Only two of the world’s top 10 golfers are in attendance, while six of the top 30 will play.
“It could be a coincidence,” said Stricker, the No. 7 player in the world. “It could be the fact Tiger’s not playing could be a part of it. It falls the same on the schedule, doesn’t it? I don’t know. The only thing that jumps out at me is that Tiger’s not here, and maybe guys aren’t coming here because he’s not playing.”
In and out
Five players, including Aaron Baddeley and Chris DiMarco, withdrew Tuesday. Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen was among the alternates added to the field.
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