Stricker graduated from the University of Illinois in 1989 after a decorated collegiate career and has since gone on to establish himself as a perennial top 10 golfer in the world with 12 PGA Tour tournament titles. Always mentioned as one of the most genuine and likable players on the PGA Tour, Steve demonstrates his dedication to supporting former Illini teammate and current Illini head men's golf coach Mike Small's program by returning to Champaign-Urbana annually to help host the Steve Stricker Illini Classic.
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to thank Steve for his continued involvement and support. In addition to Steve, the DIA also would like to thank recent UI graduates and current tour professionals Luke Guthrie, Scott Langley, Zach Barlow and Chris DeForest for returning to Champaign-Urbana to give back to their program.
The Steve Stricker Illini Classic would not be possible without the support of our friends who contribute as sponsors. Thank you for your involvement!
First Federal Savings Bank and GTPS Insurance
Beniach Construction Company Inc.
Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services
ICBUS a Navistar Company
iHotel and Conference Center
Northwestern Mutual McClure Financial Group
Orange and Blue Distributing
Event and Hole Sponsors
A & R Mechanical
Augie Tonne and Illini Evans Scholars
Central Illinois Arby's
Cindi and Steve Elkins
Cozad Asset Management
Dave, Brook, Andy and Parker Keeling
Dick and Maggie Martin
Jack and Mark Everette
Kaufmann Sports Management Group
Meier Oil Service
Meyer Capel Law Firm
Shiner Capital Partners
Teresa and Rick Reifsteck
The Chicago Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Wadsworth Golf Construction Co.