Little Rickie Wins Deutsche Bank Championship

by Fred Pahlke | Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

One win is great. Two wins even better. But a third win (PGA) puts Rickie Fowler in the highest rated group of golfers in the world.  The former Oklahoma State University star won that 3rd title Labor Day with a masterful back nine to overcome a three shot deficient to beat Henrick Stenson with a 15 under 269 at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass.

 

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Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 7, 2015 in Norton, Massachusetts (AFP Photo/Ross Kinnaird)

The win puts Fowler in the 5th spot in the world (and 3rd in the Fed-Ex standings), just a notch behind the “Top 3” of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and  Jason Day.   With a win at The Players Championship in May and the Scottish Open later, Fowler has finally reached his potential.

Explaining his hot finish, Fowler remarked, “being in those positions before, I definitely felt very calm out there.  I knew what I was trying to do. Knew what I had to do. And was very much ready to do it.”  (By the way, have you thought about a fun site? Want to get into a little gambling and make a little coin and have some fun?  GamblingSites.com to see how easy it can be URL:  http://www.gamblingsites.com/top/us/)

For Fowler, he recognizes his standings in the world with those top 3 ahead of him.

‘They’ve clearly played the best out of anyone over the past few months to couple of years,  so I’m trying to be a small fourth thrown in there. But there’s a lot of other really good young players playing well right now, as well.”

Fowler has certainly become a major player in golf and summed up the final round.

“I was put in positions where I maybe wasn’t swinging the best and I was able to get the most out of my round that day. Really just hung in there today as well. Put myself in position. Hit some good shots. Made a couple good putts to kind of keep myself in it. It’s pretty special to fight it out the way I did.”

Welcome to the big time Rickey.  A Masters, The Open, The US Open, and the PGA await for your biggest win.  It won’t be long.

 

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Rickie Fowler gets his third win of the year. (USATSI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 61 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder and expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A graduate of Oklahoma City University. Elementary School Principal in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years. www.fredpahlke.com

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