Rickie Fowler made it clear that he needs to start winning. Fowler was quoted stating the following. "I feel like it's time for me to start finishing off some more events when I am in this position." Well, he did just that. Rickie was able to talk the talk and walk the walk this weekend at PGA Nation as he took home the Honda Classic.
Fowler turned it on at the end of round 3 to give himself a 4-shot lead heading into the final day. That lead held as Fowler won with a final score of -12. The next closest was -8.
He put together scores of 66, 66, 65, and 71.
Though Fowler missed plenty of fairways on the final day, he was able to constantly recover. He claimed his putter truly saved him.
For a while now, I have wanted to like Rickie, but he just doesn't win enough. Maybe this could mark a series of very fortunate events for the 28-year-old Floridian. Fowler won the Players, but what other big events has he won? Prior to this he only had two other wins and the Players victory.
Winning is not everything, I know. Plenty of players do not win very often, but still are considered to be really good because they are always around. So you can make the argument that Rickie's name is everywhere. However, let me ask you this. What is more present (as of now), his name/brand or his play? The answer is simple. He has been that marketable guy for a while now and I never really believed his play was as present.
Well, maybe it'll be different now. We can't forget that Fowler is at an age where he should be winning and contending every time out there. He is not as young as some think...
All that aside, hopefully the 2017 season is a winning season for Rickie. Fowler jumps up from 40+ to the 10 spot in the FedEx Cup Rankings.