Stricker likely to miss Match Play next week

Posted-February 11th, 2014 3:18 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Steve Stricker is likely to miss the Match Play Championship next week because his brother is waiting for a liver transplant.

Stricker said Tuesday that 50-year-old Scott Stricker has been in intensive care for the past three weeks. The family thought there was a liver available over the weekend, but the timing did not work out.

Stricker says his brother is "walking a tightrope" and needs the transplant soon.

Stricker was scheduled to make his 2014 debut next week in Arizona at the Match Play Championship, where he is a past champion. He says he hasn't officially withdrawn, but that it's a long shot for him to compete.

If he doesn't play, that would mean four of the top 12 players in the world ranking are not in the field.

(Copyright Associated Press)

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