Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker says in an interview with Wisconsin Golf that he feels lucky as he slowly recovers from a frightening illness that led to inflammation around his heart.
Stricker, who guided the United States to an historic triumph over Europe in the match play golf showdown at Whistling Straits in September, found himself in hospital not long after and still faces a long road to full recovery.
“I’m still on no activity. I’m still dealing with inflammation around the heart,” Stricker said. “That part is getting better, though, all the time.
“I’m down 25 pounds,” Stricker, 54, added. “I’m freshman-in-high school weight. I lost all my muscles. I look like an 85-year-old man, dude. My skin is hanging.” (Yahoo)