Rickie Fowler has gone through immense pressure and has showcased a great deal of skills to finally emerge victorious at the Korean Open this year.
The 22 year old American golfers six shot win pushed Rory Mcilroy into second spot. His opponent missed a few opportunities to turn the score card around, but thankfully failed to do so. The basic reason behind this is that Rickie Fowler has put on a spectacular performance, smashing home birdie after birdie to ensure that there was no let up for the chasing pack.
Rickie Fowler has an aim of making it to Ryder Cup team. He feels that he has now established himself in the golf world and wants to push on to get into the top 10.
This tournament itself was a little shaky in the beginning for him, but he managed to gain his hold soon and there was no stopping him after that. He has good control over the ball and manages to drive it so straight that it really doesn’t matter how wide or narrow the fairways are.
Rory McIlroy was a gracious runner-up, though he was left to rue a few mistakes he made on the course – in his post-round press conference after the tournament he admitted that he was disappointed with a number of his shots. He admitted that there was no denying the fact that Rickie had put on a marvelous and fantastic performance.
Fowler’s win is all the more impressive because he was held back with a bad right foot that had all the symptoms of a sprained ankle all the way up to the tournament. Thankfully he was well enough to comete, and get his first Tour win under his belt. Well done Rickie!