July 3, 2010
1 Rickie Fowler's electric color combination was lime green and white Friday. It looked innocuous enough until you saw his matching shoes, lime green and white, like saddle shoes. "I didn't see those at Golf Galaxy," one Aronimink member said of the golf outlet store. They weren't selling them in the Aronimink pro shop, either. (Where's Carrie Bradshaw when you need her?) The shoes did not help as Fowler missed the cut. 2 Local knowledge is a good thing. On the 14th green, golfer after golfer missed what looked like makeable putts.
July 2, 2010 |
The first competitive round of a PGA Tour event in the Philadelphia area in eight years brought the fans out to Aronimink Golf Club, many of them eager to see Tiger Woods have a good round in his initial visit to these environs. Woods didn't do so well Thursday on the opening 18 of the AT&T National. Some other high-profile stars in the 120-player field struggled with the deep rough and difficult pin positions over the 7,237-yard Newtown Square layout. So it was up to two fairly recent PGA Tour winners - Nick Watney and Jason Day - and two relative unknowns - Arjun Atwal and Joe Ogilvie - to rule the day. All four carded 4-under-par 66s to take a step ahead of a pretty bunched pack.
July 1, 2010 |
The first competitive round of a PGA Tour event in the Philadelphia area in eight years brought the fans out to Aronimink Golf Club, many of them eager to see Tiger Woods have a good round in his initial visit to these environs. Woods didn't do so well Thursday on the opening 18 of the AT&T National. Some other high-profile stars in the 120-player field struggled with the deep rough and difficult pin positions over the 7,237-yard Newtown Square layout. So it was up to two fairly recent PGA Tour winners ?
July 1, 2010 |
Rickie Fowler last visited the Philadelphia area in September, wearing the official uniform of the United States team that defeated Great Britain and Ireland thanks to a wonderful performance by the former Oklahoma State star. He showed up again in the area Wednesday for his Pro-Am round at the AT&T National wearing a white golf shirt with green and purple polka dots, a purple and white cap covering a mop of brown hair, and purple and green golf shoes. Yes, Fowler, 21, has created a style that makes him one of the most noticeable players on the PGA Tour.
June 7, 2010 |
England's Justin Rose rallied from a four-shot deficit to win the Memorial yesterday with a flawless final round for his first victory in 7 years on the PGA Tour. It was the second straight year the Memorial winner came from four shots behind. Tiger Woods did it a year ago, and the 29-year-old Rose was equally impressive. He played bogey-free at Muirfield Village, in Dublin, Ohio, for a 6-under 66 and a three-shot victory over Rickie Fowler. Rose tapped in for par, thrust his fist in the air and slammed it down, a moment long overdue.
June 5, 2010 |
Rickie Fowler, the new kid in golf, gave himself a chance yesterday to be the next kid to win on the PGA Tour. The 21-year-old Fowler ran off three straight birdies late in his round for a 6-under-par 66 to tie the 36-hole record at the Memorial Tournament and take a three-shot lead over Justin Rose into the weekend at soggy Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. Fowler was at 13-under 131. That tied the tournament record set by Scott Hoch in 1987. "Just being in contention the few times I have over the last 8 months, this is by far the best I've felt," Fowler said.
March 1, 2010 |
Hunter Mahan won the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale for his second PGA Tour title, coming from four strokes back to beat Rickie Fowler by a shot in a 1-2 finish for former Oklahoma State players. Mahan, 27, had an eagle and a pair of birdies in a late four-hole span yesterday to finish at 16-under 268. Mahan closed with consecutive bogey-free 6-under 65s. Also the 2007 Travelers Championship winner, he is the eighth U.S.-born player still in his 20s to win more than one tournament.
November 23, 2009 |
Lee Westwood of England became Europe's No. 1 golfer yesterday after winning the Dubai World Championship in the United Arab Emirates, by six strokes. Westwood shot a course-record 8-under 64 in the final round at the Earth Course to finish at 23-under 265. He earned $1.25 million with the 31st victory of his career to overtake Rory McIlroy on the season-long money list and win the European Tour's first Race to Dubai since it changed from the European Order of Merit. Ross McGowan of England was second after a 68, and McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, shot a 67 to finish third on 273. The 36-year-old Westwood's $1.5 million bonus for finishing atop the money list took his total European Tour earnings to $6,376,984.
October 26, 2009 |
Recovering from a late collapse, Troy Matteson birdied the second playoff hole to beat Jamie Lovemark and Rickie Fowler in the Frys.com Open yesterday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Matteson bogeyed the final two holes of regulation to fall into the playoff with Lovemark and Fowler, who are both seeking PGA Tour cards. After all three players parred the first playoff hole, Matteson hit his approach within 3 feet on the 464-yard, par-4 17th hole. With shadows stretching onto the green, he rolled in the putt for his second PGA Tour win. On the first playoff hole - the 515-yard, par-4 18th - Matteson and Fowler each reached the green in two and made easy par putts.
September 14, 2009 |
Rickie Fowler could have kicked off the next stage of his golf life months ago, but there was one goal remaining before he could conclude a brilliant amateur career. And he couldn't have done it any better, standing in the middle of the first fairway at Merion Golf Club with his teammates as the sun set behind the club's stately trees, and taking part in celebrating his second Walker Cup. With the 20-year-old Fowler going 4-0 in his matches, the United States dominated from Saturday morning to late yesterday afternoon and gained a 16 1/2-9 1/2 victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the 42d matches.