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Rickie Fowler In Contention At PGA Championship

He’s five shots off the lead heading into Saturday.

PGA: PGA Championship - Practice Round Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The PGA Championship enters round three this morning, and Rickie Fowler finds himself right in the middle of things at Baltusrol.

Heading into moving day, Rickie is four under after shooting back-to-back 68s in the opening rounds. After rattling off 13 straight pars in round two, Fowler finally caught a break. He would go on to birdie the par-5 17th, and eagle the par-5 18th to finish with a 68. It’s a huge turnaround and will likely provide some momentum heading into today’s all-important round.

The good news for Fowler? There is scoring out there to be had. Yesterday, we saw Jason Day birdie seven of eight holes in a stretch that put him right in the thick of things. If Fowler can fire something in the range of 64-66 today, he should find himself in great position on Sunday.

Granted, that’s no easy task. Fowler has had trouble in major tournaments putting together four solid rounds. He’s already got two under his belt at Baltusrol, so we’ll see what he can put together today.

He’s currently five shots back from leaders Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb. Fowler is currently tied at -4 with Jamie Donaldson, Harris English, and Hideki Matsuyama.

It’s been an up and down year for Fowler. He missed the cut at The Masters and The U.S. Open and finished tied for 46th at the Open Championship. In fact his best finish since March is tied for fourth at the Wells Fargo.

He won the Abu Dhabi championship in January and finished second at the Phoenix Open back in February. Fowler is also among the golfers planning to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Our boy in orange is set to tee off today at 2:05 p.m. with Donaldson for round three. You can watch the PGA Championship live on TNT.