Rickie Fowler Wins Players in Instant Classic PDF Print E-mail


Rickie Fowler celebrates his victory at the Players Sunday at TPC Sawgrass.

Ponte Vedra, Florida - In a week that started with conversations of world dominance by

Rory and Jordan Spieth, it was a disrespected young gun who won the most exciting Players

at TPC Sawgrass ever. This edition of the Players resembled a back nine at the Masters, with

Sergio Garcia, Kevin Kisner, Ben Martin, Bill Haas and Fowler all making a back nine charge

. . . it was electric. Fowler was clutch down the stretch, going six under for the final six holes

of regulation, shooting 67 Sunday and posting 12 under par while 7 groups remained on

the course .


Earlier in the week on the grounds and inside the media center at TPC Sawgrass there was

a controversy. released the results of their anonymous Tour Player poll - Rickie

Fowler and Ian Poulter were voted the most overrated players by their peers on tour. It

did seem to spur on Fowler, who stated earlier in the week that "I'll let my clubs do the


After a thrilling 72 holes of regulation, the battle continued in the first ever three hole

aggregate score playoff. Three men, Fowler, Garcia and Kevin Kisner continued the fight

in extra holes. After each parred the par-5 sixteenth, Kisner and Fowler once again birdied

the iconic par-3 island hole. Sergio two putted for his par.


On the tough finisher, all three made par, eliminating Sergio. Moving on to a sudden death

format on the seventeenth, Kisner hit another solid wedge right online, but it bounced hard

right off the collar rolling out to 14 feet. Fowler then stepped up and stiffed his tee shot to

4 feet. With the pressure on, Kisner narrowly missed - setting the stage for Fowler to quiet

his critics and win the biggest event of his career. He calmly drilled the 4 footer in the center

of the cup . . . Game Over.


After the most clutch performance on tour in recent memory - on the Tour's biggest stage,

it's doubtful that any of his peers on tour still see the 26 year old as overrated. Afterward

Fowler was both elated and relieved: "I was always looked at as only having one win on

Tour," Fowler said. "I always felt that I needed to put myself in position to win more often,

and I did that last year. I wasn't able to end up as the last guy standing. It feels good to be

in that position."


The Players victory is Rickie Fowler's 2nd PGA Tour title and moves him to No.9 in the

Official World Golf Ranking.













Rory Wins WGC Match Play PDF Print E-mail


World No.1 Rory McIlroy celebrates his Match Play victory at Harding Park

San Francisco, California - The world of Golf has been buzzing lately about Jordan

Spieth, and rightly so, but the World No.1 was taking notice and found motivation

from the young Texan's recent success. On his last day as a 25 year old, Rory McIlroy

once again showed the world who's in command.

After 121 holes in five days at Harding Park, McIlroy served notice to all challengers -

with victories vs Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, Billy Horschel, Hideki Matsuyama,

Paul Casey, Jim Furyk and Gary Woodland (finals). Rory's lead in the OWGR is back to

where it was after his first WGC victory last August.



Earlier Sunday, McIlroy had un-finished business with Paul Casey, one hole later he

was on to the semi-finals against Jim Furyk. In what was likely the best match of the

week (the lead changed hands nine times), the Ulsterman needed a birdie-birdie-eagle

finish to dispatch of Furyk (1up).


In the Final against Gary Woodland there would be no such drama. It was a sloppy start

with Woodland struggling and McIlroy three putting the second & third holes. Rory then

flipped the switch, reeling off four holes straight (fourth thru the seventh), and never

looked back, winning 4 & 2.


"I think everyone, not just me, but everyone on tour was inspired seeing Jordan do what

he did at Augusta, McIlroy said. "This is the start of a nice little run of golf for me and I

wanted to come out and play well and increase my lead in the world rankings, which I've

done after this win, and keep it going . . . but it's always nice to have people pushing you,

and feel like he's one of the guys doing that right now."


Rory joins Jack and Tiger as the only players in the last 75 years to get 10 PGA Tour wins

before age 26.



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Justin Rose Wins Zurich Classic PDF Print E-mail


Justin Rose celebrates his victory at the Zurich Classic on Sunday

New Orleans, Louisiana - In a week that was plagued by wet conditions, and

numerous weather delays, the PGA Tour played the better part of two rounds

on Sunday at TPC Louisiana. Englishman Justin Rose, coming off of his best

start of the season (a tie for second at the Masters two weeks ago), made

birdie on the final two holes coming in - shooting 65-66 on Sunday to win his

seventh PGA Tour title.


In fact, Rose is a whopping 60 under par at TPC Louisiana since 2012. With big

events on the schedule coming up - Match Play, The Players, Memorial and the

U.S Open, Rose is hitting his stride.


Rose finished at 22 under par, one shot ahead of Cameron Tringale, who had a

long eagle putt on the closing hole to tie, coming up just short. Tringale shot a

final round 65 on Sunday.


Afterward, Rose was beaming with confidence: "This is a great shot in the arm

of confidence and I just got to keep it going. It obviously gets me up there in

everything I want to be up there in - A boost in the World Ranking, a boost in

the Fedex Cup, a huge boost of confidence. Now I can target the major

championships all the way through the summer without having to chase anything

in between. It's going to be great."


With the victory, Justin Rose jumps to sixth in the Official World Golf Ranking and

fifteenth in the Fedex Cup standings











Furyk Wins RBC Heritage at Harbour Town PDF Print E-mail


Jim Furyk celebrates his first win in nearly five years on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Hilton Head, South Carolina - The long drought for Jim Furyk is over. Having gone

winless for nearly the last 5 years, the Pittsburgh native blistered Harbour Town

Golf Links for a final round 63. After posting -18, he waited as South Carolina's own

Kevin Kisner shot 64, creating a playoff between the two.

The playoff lasted two holes, both made birdie on the par-4 eighteenth with clutch

putts. On the second playoff hole (the seventeenth) it was Furyk who drained a big

12 footer, and immediately erupted into an emotional celebration. It seemed very

unlike the usually stoic veteran. to show such jubilation.It's been a little over four

and a half (years), to be exact, "Furyk said. "And I that dropping that putt and getting

excited on 17, there was a lot of pent up frustration.


I can't think of a more fitting place to kind of break that streak and get another win

under my belt. This is my favorite event. I love being here . . . and outside of winning

another major championship (to add to his 2003 U.S Open), this is the perfect place to

do it."











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