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Fowler Wins at Abu Dhabi

Rickie Fowler wins his fourth international tournament in the last nine months.

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After going -3 in his final round, Fowler held off Rory McIlroy and Belgium's Thomas Pieters. Pieters came within one shot but Fowler birdied on 17 to go up two shots. Still, Pieters nearly forced a playoff on 18.

Here's a highlight from Fowler's remarkable final round performance, where he nailed a long bunker shot for eagle on No. 8:

This just in, Rickie Fowler is pretty good. #TheEagleHasLanded

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Fowler sealed the victory late with this birdie chip on No. 17:

How about this for #Clutch?

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And with this final putt, Fowler finished a winner at Abu Dhabi:

This is Rickie Fowler's fourth win worldwide since May of last year. #AbuDhabiChampionship

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This will likely push Fowler from a No.6 ranking to No.4. His next event is in California for the Farmers Insurance Open this week. For a full story on from AP go here.