The Americans held off a late Internationals fightback for an 18 1/2-15 1/2 Presidents Cup victory on Sunday at Muirfield Village.
But the win brought back memories of last year’s Ryder Cup at Medinah, when the Europeans took 8 1/2 points in singles for an unlikely 14 1/2-13 1/2 triumph.
Stricker said: “Last year still stings. If you ask the guys that were on that team last year, I guarantee every one of them would think that last year at the Ryder Cup hurts a bit.
So I think it’s important that we came here and got a win, moving forward in the right direction to try to win the Ryder Cup next year.”