Steve Stricker of Madison ties for 16th at The Masters, barely missing the Top Twelve who got automatic invitations for next year’s major at Augusta. After tying for 28th on Saturday, it was Stricker’s goal to play a solid round Sunday and earn an automatic invite for 2018. But he had one too many strokes to achieve that goal, even though he had his second best career round at Augusta National at minus four 68. Stricker, who turned 50 in February, says he’ll play more on the P-G-A Tour this year — and a victory would get him back to the Masters, and so would a top showing at the British Open where he was fourth last year, or Wisconsin’s first U-S Open in June at Erin Hills near Hartford where he hopes to qualify. Sergio Garcia won The Masters for his first victory in a major, after defeating Justin Rose in one playoff hole.