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Rickie is a Major Champion in Waiting

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1:43 PM - 11 May 2015



Well that was impressive. 

After being deemed 'over rated' by 24% of his peers in an anonymous PGA Tour poll, Rickie Fowler let his clubs do the talking in claiming a brilliant victory at golf's Players Championship in Florida. 

Let's just think for a moment how good he was. 

He played the last four holes in regulation in 5 under par, going birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie.  That stretch included a birdie on the signature hole at Sawgrass, the short 17th, where the island green is protected by water. 

That was enough for Fowler to post a 12 under par total, which was good enough for a play off with Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner, and for his mother to return from the airport, having left the course after believing her son wasn't in contention. 

In the play off, which was fixed for three holes, Fowler birdied 17 again. 

In sudden death against Kisner, he yet again, birdied 17, nailing his tee shot under pressure to within 5 feet and gliding home the putt. 

Fowler's putting was excellent under the circumstances and he looked composed.  It may only be his second win on the PGA Tour in America, but he has been a model of consistency since blazing a trail at the 2010 Ryder Cup. In every major last year he finished in the Top 5 and his long game has progressed under the eye of swing guru Butch Harmon

I believe Fowler is ready to move into major company at the age of 26 with his friend Rory McIlroy and another 'all American hero' of the moment, Jordan Spieth. 

The next three majors are at windy courses; Chambers Bay, St Andrews and Whistling Straits. 

Fowler is an excellent wind player. 

Watch out. 



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