Awesome news coming out of the PGA on Friday, as Oklahoma State’s very own Rickie Fowler will be paired with Tiger Woods for the third round in the Hero World Challenge on Saturday.
Hey @TigerWoods got a tee time for 12:26 tomorrow...lets peg it!— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) December 2, 2016
When you find out it’s a @RickieFowler /Tiger Saturday pairing. pic.twitter.com/qClZh8bso8— SkratchTV (@Skratch) December 2, 2016
The duo are both -6 through two rounds. Tiger was the biggest mover of the day, moving up 8 spots after shooting a -7 in his second round today. This is Tiger’s first tournament since 2015, and after a rough back nine on Thursday, Tiger appears to be back to form and looking to win his first tournament since 2013.
Both golfers are six shots back of co-leaders Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama, who are both sitting at -12.
The third round will be televised on Golf Channel live from 1-4:30, so most of the Fowler/Woods pairing can be seen live. You can also watch the replay from 5-8:30 on Golf Channel.
It has to be a dream match-up for Fowler to head into the weekend within striking distance of the lead, as well as play with one of the best golfers of all time. Add this to the already incredibly stacked weekend ahead for Oklahoma State athletics, and settle in for a (hopefully) fun first weekend in December!