First off I'd like to thank Rickie Fowler. Before attending Oklahoma State I'd never watched golf and never really thought of it. However since Rickie Fowler's arrival on the PGA scene, watching golf has become one of my favorite things.
It's been an astounding year for Rickie. On Sunday he finished just two strokes behind Rory McIlroy in the PGA Championship. This following the British Open, where McIlroy edged out Fowler as well. Golf desperately needs a rivalry like Fowler and McIlroy to develop, and fill the void (and the ratings) since Tiger's demise.
Even though Rickie is still looking for his first Major win, he's done something even the Irish phenom hasn't done.
Fowler finished top five in all four majors, and that puts him in pretty elite company. The only other golfers to do so are the legendary Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
"The main goal going into the year was…to be ready for the majors and go contend in the majors," Fowler said via the AP. "I really wouldn’t care less what happened in the other tournaments, just because my main goals were to be ready for the majors."
It's also incredible that he's now gone eight consecutive rounds in majors under 70. After the British Open, Fowler was the first golfer to score all four rounds in the 60's and not win the tournament since Ernie Els did it in 2004. Rickie has now done it in back to back majors.
All of this is amazing and he isn't done yet. At only 25, Rickie is becoming a very hot pick to win one soon.