Rickie Fowler posts 61 to win Hero World Challenge
Rickie Fowler started his final round 7-shots short of the leader from two days, Charlie Hoffman, sitting on top with 14-under 202. Fowler fired a bogey-free 11-under 61 consisting 11 birdies and 7 of them came on the first seven holes he played today, he surely had some unfinished business for the year and that’s the way to finish it, isn’t it?
Fowler posted 8 of his 11 birdies on front-nine itself finishing it off for a 28, and a thought of 59 arose among the viewers for sure, when he needed just 3 birdies in his last 5 holes, but was able to find only 1.
? Seven birdies in a row? 28 on the front nine? Course record? Personal best? VictoryYou have to see Rickie Fowler's highlights from the final round of the Hero World Challenge.
Posted by PGA TOUR on Sunday, December 3, 2017
“You kind of just try… you ride until the horse kicks you off,” Fowler said of his incredible start.
“You start getting amped up or excited at times so you have to kind of pull yourself back and make sure you stay in the moment.
“It’s fun when you get on birdie runs just to see how far you can go. You know it’s not going to last forever…”
Friday and Saturday’s leader Hoffman lost his five-strokes lead when he finished for a 72 today, he had a birdie on the very first hole and pundits started claiming he might even go on to win it but it all turned false as he could find only 2 birdies and two bogeys to finish his round 4 shots shot for a 14-under 274 for a second finish at the event.
Jordan Spieth and first-round leader, Tommy Fleetwood shared the third position on the board at 12-under 276, both posting rounds of 3-under 69 and 5-under 67 today, where Spieth posted 5 birdies and 2 bogeys in his round, Fleetwood climbed 2 spots up from yesterday with bogey-free and 5 birdies in his round.
The defending champion Hideki Matsuyama maintained his T-5th position continuously on the fourth day at 11-under 277, with 4-under 68 consisting an astonishing eagle on par-4 1st, 5 birdies, and 2 bogeys in his round, he was joined by Justin Rose and Patrick Reed with 2-under 70 and 4-under 68 for the day.
Francesco Molinari dropped 4 spots on Sunday with a final round 2-under 69 consisting 4 birdies and 2 birdies, taking his total to 10-under 278. Tiger Woods making his comeback to the professional golfing world finished the event for T-9th with The Open’s runner-up Matt Kuchar. Woods surpassed what many expected from him on his comeback, few like Chamblee criticised Tiger for his game and later admitted to being wrong.
Woods posted 4-under 68 today taking his total to 8-under 280 consisting an astonishing eagle on the 7th, 6 birdies, 2 bogeys, and a double bogey in his final round, matched by Kuchar with 1-under 71 consisting 4 birdies, 1 bogey, and a double-bogey, dropping him 4-spots on Sunday compared to his previous finish.
Justin Thomas stood 11th at 7-under 281, Kevin Kisner and Alex Noren shared 12th position on the board at 1-under 287, Daniel Berger, Dustin Johnson, and Kevin Chappell, shared 14th position on the board with level-par 288. Henrik Stenson finished 17th at 1-over 289, and Brooks Koepka finished the event at 18th with 2-over 291.
Looks like Fowler has something big planned for 2018, and we wish him all the luck.