The 21-year-old with the surfer’s mop of hair is America’s answer to Rory McIlroy: young, talented on the course, a natural with the media and public off the course and apparently destined for great things. He turned professional last summer after two Walker Cup appearances that earned him seven points from a potential eight. That flair for matchplay golf was a big factor in his selection as was the fact that he will bring electricity to the American team. It is not just that he is young, fresh and undaunted by anyone’s reputation, it is also that he bonds brilliantly with Bubba Watson. The good vibes those two create could really help Team USA’s mood. One concern for Fowler is his form: no top-10 finish since the first week of June. Another potential problem might be wearing team colours. Famous for his fashionable Puma gear – and especially his orange outfits in the final round – he might find the absurdities of Ryder Cup gear a distraction! More seriously, his Ryder Cup debut could be a very special turning point in his career.
|29th Aug||The Barclays||36|
|15th Aug||PGA Championship||58|
|8th Aug||Bridgestone Invitational||33|
|12th Sep||BMW Championship||45|
|5th Sep||Deutsche Bank Championship||41|
‘Is this where I am going to die?’ Nicolas Colsaerts on kidney disorder battle
The Belgian is the focus of attention this week as he belatedly defends the Cazoo Open de France title he won three years ago.
On this day in 2008: Ryder Cup misery in Louisville for Nick Faldo’s Europe team
Faldo was heavily criticised for his tactics in the closing singles.
Open champion Cameron Smith wins first LIV trophy in just second start
The world number two is the highest-ranked player to join the rebel series.
Robert MacIntyre beats Matt Fitzpatrick in play-off to win Italian Open
MacIntyre birdied the first extra hole at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, the venue for next year’s Ryder Cup.
Matt Fitzpatrick holds narrow lead ahead of final round at Italian Open
Rory McIlroy and Aaron Rai are one shot off the pace.
Rory McIlroy picks up the pace to claim lead ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick in Rome
McIlroy’s group looked unlikely to complete their second rounds after taking three hours to play nine holes.
Matt Fitzpatrick leads way at Italian Open despite ‘inconsistent’ display
The US Open champion held a one-shot lead over fellow Englishman Tom Lewis,
Rory McIlroy rues a late night until eagle gets him flying in Italian Open
The four-time major winner was only a shot behind leader Matt Fitzpatrick after the first round of the Rome event.
Rory McIlroy begins Italian Open with superb 67 after recovering from slow start
He kick-started his round by holing out from 115 yards for an eagle on the par-four third.
Shane Lowry: Golf risks alienating fans with disgusting amount of money involved
The BMW PGA Championship winner insists he was never tempted to join LIV Golf.