PGA Tour pro Steve Stricker recently delivered his $25,000 Presidents Cup pledge to the University of Wisconsin to support the endowed scholarship he created in 2010 with his wife, Nicki, the school announced Friday.
The Presidents Cup does not feature purse or prize money, but instead allows particpants to designate charitable proceeds. UW was one of six organizations designated by Stricker to receive funds in return for participating in the 2011 event in Australia.
Stricker, an Edgerton native and Madison resident, golfed at Illinois, but Nicki was a four-year letter winner for the Badgers from 1988-91.
The couple set up their scholarship in 2010. It annually provides support to a member of the UW men's or women's golf teams.
"I can't thank Steve and Nicki enough for thinking of the Badgers," said UW athletic director Barry Alvarez. "Their support through this gift and others is very much appreciated. Endowed scholarships like the Stricker Scholarship Fund are critical in assisting our efforts to provide opportunities to our student-athletes."
It is nice to see someone give money to UW-Madison.