Rickie Fowler Video clip Rating: five / 5
Rickie Fowler Video clip Rating: four / five
A very surprising concession on the part of Spaniard Sergio Garcia on the seventh at Dove Mountain was the talk of the town at the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship, as the Spanish golfer gave American youngster Rickie Fowler a halve as the former amateur world number one ran away with the victory in the first round.
Down two down on the seventh, as well as facing a seventeen foot par putt, Fowler looked down and out of it with Garcia near a four foot attempt at a par when all of a sudden he offered Fowler the chance to split the hole.
The 34 year old admitted later that he felt guilty about how long it had taken him on the previous hole to take a drop and he went on to explain to Rickie Fowler that he wanted to clear his conscience and would have no problems in halving the hole.
Fowler was astounded to say the least but he did take up the offer and although he trailed Garcia at that time, he managed to claw back into it before taking the tie in the end.
And speaking of the incident, Garcia stated that he doesn’t regret his decision at all, adding that Fowler played a lot better than him on the last ten holes and he deserved to go through to the next round.
He went on to add that this is a gentleman’s game but lately, there have been some instances which have put that status in doubt and he doesn’t like how things have changed now and believes it is against the morals his dad brought him up with while teaching him the game.
And Rickie Fowler will be one man extremely pleased to find someone still abiding by the old world values of golf.
Rickie Fowler has reportedly declared to take part in the upcoming 2014 session of Humana Challenge. The esteemed golf championship earlier promised to get in some of most high-profile names in the participant’s repertoire and the 25-year-old American pro is a recent addition to it.
Fowler, the erstwhile Ryder Cup golfer had participated in 2010 Humana Challenge for the last time. He tweeted about his participation in the tour once again after 4 years saying that Humana is one among the 4 events he would be taking part on West Coast in the coming year. The other 3 are Waste Management Open, Farmers’ Insurance Open & Northern Trust Open.
The social-media savvy young golfer’s Twitter declaration didn’t came as surprise to Bob Marra, the executie director for Humana Challenge.
“I think it’s a specimen of endeavor of the number of people engaged in the Tour to build our marquee players”, stated Marra. “We are super excited that Fowler has committed his participation with us for our 2014 season. We would soon be coming up with many other great announcements”.
Phil Mickelson was the most high-profile golfer for Humana Challenge for the past couple of year. The World # 4 has recently announced about his non-participation in the championship given his commitment to European Tour to be organized at Abu Dhabi.
The other major players to take part in Humana in the past are Matt Kucher & Brandt Snedeker. Both World # 7 & # 9 have taken part in the championship for the last 7 years.
According to Marra, Fowler’s participation could aid the tournament in pulling in fans from the younger niche. “Rickie is very attractive to every golfer around- the style that he brings has never failed o impress anybody. People adore him for several reasons”, Marra added in.