Aug
9
2014
Rickie shoots a clean 67 to join Phil in penultimate pairing
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Championship

 

Rickie Fowler has been masterful at the majors this year, and he will have the opportunity to join Jack and Tiger as the only players to ever finish inside the top-5 at all four majors in a single season. Fowler is currently in third place at the PGA Championship, two strokes behind Rory McIlroy.

Rickie will be joined by Phil Mickelson in the second to last pairing on Sunday. He said, “If we get off to a good start, we’re going to be able to feed off each other quite a bit. It’s going to be a fun walk and there’s a possibility if we get things going, it could come down to the two of us at the end.”

Fowler added, “Obviously there’s a lot of guys playing well right now and we have our work cut out for us.”

As opposed to the first three majors of the year, this is probably Rickie’s best chance to win a major because he begins the final round only two strokes behind Rory, and he is much more comfortable being in contention on Sunday.

In addition, Fowler knows he can be the guy to take control of the tournament with a low number. “It’s wide open and someone is going to have to play some good, solid golf tomorrow to win.”

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–Bernie D’Amato