Published: Sep 17, 2011 12:52 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 17, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Steve Stricker has withdrawn from the BMW Championship because of recurring pain in his neck that first bothered him nine months ago.

Stricker says he has lost strength in his left arm and had a hard time hanging onto the club at Cog Hill. He shot rounds of 76-70 before deciding to withdraw. He says he will get a cortisone shot on Monday and hopes to be able to compete at the Tour Championship next week.

By withdrawing, that puts an end to his 40 consecutive PGA Tour events in the money, the longest active streak on tour.

Stricker says he first noticed problems with his left arm while bow hunting last December. He says exercise has helped him manage the pain this year, when he won two times.