Now that Fred Couples has completed his "three-peat" as President's Cup captain, the speculation has begun as to who will replace him for the biennial matches in 2015 when they shift to Incheon, Korea.
Madison resident Steve Stricker's name tops at least one list.
Ryan Ballengee of GolfNewsNet.com led off his list with the semi-retired Stricker, touting his easy-going personality (similar to Couples) and his work in putting with Tiger Woods as ways he could thrive as captain.
"Down side?" Ballengee wrote. "Stricker may shed a tear or two over the course of the week."
As for Stricker, he is probably more focused on the next carrot of international team competition: The 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland.
He closed out the 2013 season at No. 8 on the Ryder Cup points list with 432,712 points based on his performance in 2013 major championships. Points begin to accumulate off regular PGA Tour events starting with this week's Frys.com Open and continuing through the 2014 PGA Championship.
The top nine finishers in points automatically qualifying for the team. Three more at-large selections will be made by U.S. captain Tom Watson.
Also Tuesday, Golf Channel blogger Rex Hoggard reported that Stricker intends to keep a similar schedule in 2014 to the shortened one he played in 2013. Stricker said his daughter would like to accompany him to Royal Liverpool for the Open Championship, an event he skipped this year.