Fowler has major ambition
After coming close a number of times, Rickie Fowler admits he would desperately love to win his first major title this year.
Fowler was the most consistent performer in the four majors last year, recording a top-five finish at the Masters, claiming a share of second at the US Open and the Open Championship, and finishing third in the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.
It’s not only at the majors that Fowler contends without much success either. With only two professional victories to his name since turning professional in 2009, the young American hasn’t really been rewarded with the amount of wins he deserves.
Fowler is hopeful, however, that playing in this week’s Shell Houston Open will give him the preparation his needs to challenge for a Green Jacket at Augusta.
“Playing the weeks before definitely helped set me up to play on Thursday at the majors last year,” said Fowler. “My patience was also very good last year. It’s a long week at any major, and you just need to keep moving forward and stay away from as many mistakes as possible.
“I was able to put myself in some very good positions, but unfortunately I ran into two guys who just ran away with it – especially Martin Kaymer at the US Open. He really never gave us a chance that week.
“I was able to give Rory a bit of a run at The Open, but he had enough of a lead and was in control of the tournament and his game at the time. So I’m definitely hungry for one this year.”
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