Rickie Fowler steals the show after the first round of matches at the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship by shocking Ian Poulter!
It was always going to be one of the more exciting ties of the first round with number 14 seed Fowler pitted against the number 3 seed and Match Play expert Ian Poulter, but not many would have predicted the outcome. Rickie Fowler raced into a 3-up lead after only seven holes and immediately put Ian Poulter on the back foot - but this was a formidable Match Play champion who had also triumphed in the most intense of Match Play conditions at the Ryder Cup.
However, it never really looked like the comeback was on with Rickie maintaining at least a 2 hole advantage throughout the match. A 36-foot eagle putt at the 13th one of the highlights of his round, after which Rickie acknowledged, "I knew I was the underdog. I knew I had somewhat nothing to lose". This match-up had an added element of competition as both stars are signed up with Cobra Puma Golf and above you can see the Puma Golf shirt which Rickie Fowler was wearing at the WGC Match Play against Ian Poulter.
We broke the news earlier this year that Rickie had been working with expert swing coach Butch Harmon and we think that he also has the strength and determination to excel this week. Follow all of his progress and look out for what Rickie Fowler will be wearing in his next WGC Accenture Match against Jimmy Walker right here!