Rickie Fowler - FedEx Cup Special Feature
Posted at September 8, 2015
Rickie Fowler proved himself once again by winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, propelling him up the FedEx Cup leaderboard as well as becoming the fifth ranked golfer in the world.
Rickie Fowler - Deutsche Bank Champion
Rickie Fowler has had a dramatic season to say the least. Coming off the back of those four top five major finishes which made the history books in 2014 brought with it a much increased level of expectation from the fans, from the media and even from himself. His swing was back in shape after Butch Harmon worked his magic and provided the platform for Rickie to compete on the biggest of occasions - but something just wasn't clicking. No wins on tour since 2012 coupled with those infamous collapses at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial are probably what brought about the "most overrated" tag which hit the headlines earlier this year but boy, has Rickie rendered that poll insignificant (as if polls are ever significant in the first place).
Three wins this year in arguably three of the biggest tournaments prove that Rickie has bottle and plenty of it. How many of us would take our Cobra drivers from the bag going down the 72nd hole knowing that anything other than long and straight wouldn't suffice? Rickie did just that - three times. On each occasion he pulled off what was likely his best swing of the entire event; birdies earned an outright victory at the Scottish Open and a play-off at the Players, whilst a solid par yesterday sealed the dramatically late comeback win against Henrik Stenson at TPC Boston. "I just didn't feel like taking the 3 wood," claimed Rickie.
Rickie Fowler - The Big Four?
It's not just the three wins in four months which should impress either - but the manner in which Rickie has gone about winning three lucrative events. Playing the final ten holes (play-off included) in eight under par at the Players was quite stunning; pulling away from a highly competitive field was far from easy on the links of Gullane whilst his putting form was simply outstanding at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Three hugely dramatic victories, on three of the biggest stages out with the majors, against three seriously strong fields; it's no wonder that many are now questioning the legitimacy of "the big three".
McIlroy, Spieth and Day are quite understandably mentioned in the same breath these days - but Rickie himself even questioned their tag as the "big three". Not so long ago it was the "top two" - now it would appear we have a "fearsome foursome". But where do you stop? You could argue a case for so many of the world's best to be part of this elite group. No matter what buzz-word caption he comes under, Rickie is a force to be reckoned with and if he continues this kind of form over the coming weeks, he'll be the new FedEx Cup champion without any doubt.
Rickie Fowler - Puma Looks
It was one of those rare occasions on the PGA Tour where the tournament reached its climax on a Monday, being Labour Day in the States. Keeping up with tradition, Rickie went for the Puma Blur Stripe golf shirt in the predictable choice of vibrant orange - meaning Rickie's "Sunday Best" became his "Monday Finest". A sharp style and one which comes in some unique colours exclusive to Golfposer.
Other choices from the weekend included the Titan Graphic golf shirt on Saturday (round two), couple with the GT Check Stripe shirt as worn on Friday and Sunday. The popular Six Pocket golf trousers were worn to match, whilst the Titan Tour golf shoes featured across all four days.
Rickie Fowler - The Puma King
It was also a day in which Nike and Rory McIlroy had tried to steal the show early with the launch of yet another limited edition pair of shoes - but it was Rickie's version of orange which shone brightest at the Deutsche Bank Championship for sure. It really doesn't matter how much you dress it up - nobody wants to see dog in high heels when there's a hungry tiger closing in on its prey up ahead. Rickie Fowler reigned supreme at the Deutsche Bank Championship, re-entered the race to be crowned the FedEx king and left all of the "big three" in his wake.
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