Madison’s Steve Stricker fired a 2-under par 68 in the opening round of the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
Stricker is 4-shots behind Bubba Watson who opened with a 6-under par 64. Kenny Perry, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell are 2-shots off the lead after opening round 4-under par 66’s. Tiger Woods is 10-shots off the lead after a 4-over par 74.
Stricker is looking forward to playing well this weekend, with the 2010 PGA Championship coming up at Whistling Straits next week.