Rickie Fowler switched his hands on the putter grip — otherwise known as “cross-handed” or “left-hand low” — while he was working on his setup last Tuesday at TPC Louisiana and stuck with it. He said it’s something he’s done in the past, but until last week at the Zurich Classic, he hadn’t used it since he’s been on the PGA Tour. The 23-year-old golfer finished T10, his second top ten of the season, and he’s off to a hot start, firing a six-under 66 at the Wells Fargo Championship, just one shot behind first-round leaders Webb Simpson, Ryan Moore and Stewart Cink.
Great start, but of all the Tour players looking for their first win, Fowler has become the poster child for best-player-without-a-win. I’d like him to get it over with, so we can stop analyzing it and writing about it. It’s been the gazillion-pound gorilla in the room for so long now that it’s become an open discussion, which Fowler has handled gracefully.