Tag Archives: Rickie Fowler

Jul
20
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

With a T2 at The Open Championship, Rickie Fowler is the first player since Tiger Woods (2005) to record a top-10 in each of the season’s first three majors. Rickie’s amazing play on the back nine propelled him into a tie with Sergio Garcia, and there is little doubt that Fowler will be hoisting a major trophy in the near future.

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Jul
20
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

It was Sunday drama at The Open Championship, and Rory McIlroy emerged as the Champion Golfer of the Year. A couple bogeys by Rory on the front nine kept the final round challengers in the tournament, but a clutch up-and-down on 17 secured the third leg of the career Grand Slam for McIlroy.

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Jul
18
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Several of the best players in the game are within striking distance of 36-hole leader Rory McIlroy. Dustin Johnson is in solo second, and six players are in a tie for third place: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, and George Coetzee. These players will have a golden opportunity to put pressure on Rory in the third round.

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Jul
17
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Rickie Fowler is back in the mix at a major championship. He fired a three-under 69 to currently tie for ninth place. “I’m definitely happy with the round. Made a lot of good swings out there. Made a lot of good putts. Just didn’t finish as strong as I’d like to. Good solid start at an Open, at a major. I’m happy about it.”

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Jul
16
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

The groupings at The Open Championship are one-of-a-kind. Every player goes off the first tee from 6:25 a.m. to 4:06 p.m local time. The roughly ten hour time difference creates what Matt Kuchar calls “luck of the draw here or unluck of the draw.” Weather is a huge factor in links golf, and the players who adapt to the changing conditions will be on top of the leader board on Sunday.

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Jul
1
2014

 

According to an article on the Back9Network.com, the Ice Bucket Challenge did not originate in the golf world, but the golf world is perfecting it. Rickie Fowler was called out by one of his buddies in the extreme sports world, Supercross legend Jeremy McGrath, and buckets of cold water started to fly from golf courses to hotel rooms to swimming pools to parking lots.

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Jun
16
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Open
He got game. ©USGA/Darren Carroll.

He got game. ©USGA/Darren Carroll.

Rickie Fowler posted his best career finish in a major with a T2 at the 2014 U.S. Open. He said his goal coming into the season was to contend in the major championships, and he is two-for-two if you include his T5 at the Masters. Fowler is now in his fifth season on the PGA Tour, and he is poised for a big year.

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Jun
15
2014
Two-time major champion. ©USGA/John Mummert

Two-time major champion. ©USGA/John Mummert.

Martin Kaymer capped off his record-setting U.S. Open performance with a 10-footer for par to win the 114th edition by eight strokes over Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler. Kaymer is the seventh player in the history of the championship to go wire-to-wire, and his 271 (9-under) total score is second to Rory McIlroy’s 268 total score at the 2011 Open at Congressional.

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