Rickie Fowler finally got a win Sunday at a tournament that has alluded his grasp so much in the past — the Phoenix Open.
It’s Fowler’s fifth career PGA Tour victory and bumps him up to seventh in the FedEx Cup standings.
The former Oklahoma State star’s day started out just fine at even-par through his first four holes at TPC Scottsdale. He then carded a double bogey on the 5th. Lucky for Fowler the two golfers that were on his tail, Matt Kuchar and Justin Thomas, were also struggling. Fowler started the back nine with a birdie but then a bizarre triple bogey happened on the 11th hole:
He would see himself tied with Branden Grace after all this madness at 15-under par after building up at 5-shot lead.
Fowler bogeyed the next hole, and it looked like he would again miss out on winning the tournament. But he persevered, and benefited from some mistakes by Grace, and birdied on 15th and 17th and Grace closed with a nice 69 to finish two shots back.
Here’s the birdied on No. 17.
What an emotional round. Congrats to Fowler on another tour win and $1.278 million in prize money.