Rickie Fowler, arguably the best golfer in Oklahoma State history, just won the Honda Classic, for his first major win since the Abu Dhabi 13 months ago.
Winner! @RickieFowler wins @TheHondaClassic for his fourth career victory.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 26, 2017
He moves to 10th in the FedExCup. pic.twitter.com/YEMTdDBDwZ
Fowler entered the day with a four-stroke lead, and ended the day by the same margin. He finished at 12-under par after a fourth round 71, four shots clear of second place finishers Morgan Hoffman and Gary Woodland.
This is Fowler’s seventh victory in his career.
#GoForThe7th pic.twitter.com/FW9FjkoBdr— Rickie Fowler Legion (@RickieLegion) February 26, 2017
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Fowler, as he had a rough front nine, carding two bogeys and a double bogey, while only scoring two birdies to finish the first half of the day at two-over par.
The first bogey of the day for Rickie Fowler comes at the expense of the sprinkler head.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/1p0QRDev75— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 26, 2017
Fowler turned things around though, hitting back-to-back birdies on Holes 12 and 13 to extend his lead over the rest of the field.
Fowler also birdied on No. 16 before bogeying his final two holes.
With the victory, the 14th best golfer in the world claims about $1.15 million of the $6.4 million purse, moves into 10th place in the FedEx Cup points, and is projected to move into the top-10 top golfers in the world, according to the NBC broadcast.
Fowler isn’t the only former Cowboy who had success this weekend. As I mentioned fellow Oklahoma State alumnus, Morgan Hoffman finished tied for second after moving up six spots in the final round. #GolfSchool
Up next on the PGA Tour is the World Golf Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico from March 2-5.