Rickie shoots 66 to get within striking distance of Rory
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Championship


Rickie Fowler feels right at home at the majors this year, and he continued his great play with a five-under 66. Fowler has recorded 13 birdies over two rounds, and sits in a tie for third at seven-under total, two strokes behind McIlroy.

Rickie had one heck of a front nine with five birdies and three bogies for a two-under 33. On the back nine, he made birdies on 10 and 11, and kept the momentum going with a few par saving putts before birdieing the last for a 66.

After the round Fowler said, “Feeling pretty good with the game, played quite well today. Few bogeys on the front 9, I hit really good putts that I felt should have went in. I guess I misread them a little bit.”

He added, “Probably one of my better putts of the day was 17, saving par there. Pleased with today, pleased with where my game is at. Excited to get things going tomorrow.”

The 25-year-old is hoping to play well tomorrow, and get into another final group with Rory. “Rory is obviously on top of his game right now. He’s been driving the ball very well. When he does that, it kind of alleviates any stress from anywhere else and he’s able to go full throttle and not really let up.  So we’ll see if we can ‑‑ if him and I can go out put some good rounds tomorrow, maybe he and I can be in the final group on Sunday. Never know, it will be fun.”

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–Bernie D’Amato (@bdamato711)