It wasn’t easy, but then it never is for Rickie Fowler. Fowler broke a long streak of ineptitude at the PGA level. After watching his four-stroke lead fall to one, Fowler responded with back-to-back birdies to salt away the Honda Classic Crown.
It’s his first win in 13 months, a time frame that has seen his contemporaries like Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas take their games to a new level.
“Whether I’m talked about with those guys or not, I just want to play the best that I can and keep pushing myself and, ultimately, just keep trying to put myself in position to win and start collecting more of these,” Fowler said, tapping the trophy.
Fowler’s last win came at the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship. He shot a 1-over 71 on Sunday but that was still enough to edge the closest competitor by four strokes. The win earned him $1.152 million and 500 FedEx Cup points