Rickie Fowler’s Keys to Victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship

September 8, 2015
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The 26-year old out-dueled runner-up Henrik Stenson to claim his third win of the year and the No. 3 spot in the Fed ExCup race.

398 feet, 1 inch

Fowler had the flat stick working all week, draining nearly 400 feet worth of putts and ranking 2nd in the field in strokes gained putting. He was a perfect 55 of 55 from six feet and in and sank 8 of 13 putts from between 10 and 15 feet.

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Fowler led the way in scrambling at TPC Boston, getting up and down on 15 of the 19 greens he missed and carding just four bogeys through four rounds, the fewest in the field.

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As well as Fowler played, arguably the biggest key to his victory was the double bogey 5 that Stenson carded after his tee-shot fell short and found the water on the par-3 16th. That gaffe allowed Fowler to pick up 2-shots with a par and take a one stroke lead with two holes to play. With Stenson unable to make birdies—despite nearly holing out for eagle on the par-5 18th—Fowler was able to secure the win with a solid par-par finish.

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Fowler is just the second player to win the Players Championship and a FedEx Cup playoff event in the same year, joining Phil Mickelson who pulled the double in 2007, the first year of the FedEx Cup.

$5,142,871

Fowler’s world-wide earnings since his Players Championship victory 120 days ago, which translates to a cool $42,857 a day.

Big 4?

Since November 2014, Fowler (3), Jordan Spieth (6), Rory McIlroy (3) and Jason Day (4) have notched a combined total of 16 world-wide wins. That means that over that time a member of this foursome has raised a trophy about once every three weeks.

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