Rickie Fowler knows how to make an exit.
On the ninth hole (Fowler’s last) of his opening round at the Quicken Loans National, Fowler’s tee shot on the 184-yard par 3 got a nice bounce from the fringe and disappeared into the hole.
Fowler already had four birdies and two bogeys on the day to go along with his walk-off eagle. His opening 67 left him four shots behind early clubhouse leaders Retief Goosen of South Africa and Ryo Ishikawa of Japan. Fowler is coming off a T30 finish at the British Open at St. Andrews, one week after his dramatic come-from-behind win at the Scottish Open.
Check out the video below:
UPDATE: After closing out his round with the ace, Fowler celebrated by sending a bucket full of beer to the press tent with the message “It’s not a mortgage for a year, but enjoy a cold one on me! Cheers! Rickie.”
Brian Wacker of PGATour.com tweeted a photo of Fowler’s gift to the golf media: