Monday, February 04, 2019

Rickie Fowler wins "roller-coaster" Phoenix Open by two shots
Date:
3 February 2019

Course:
TPC Scottsdale

Rank PlayerTot ThruR4
1US Fowler -17F74
2SA Grace -15F69
3US Thomas -14F72
4US Kuchar -12F75
4US Reavie -12F68
4US B Watson -12F71
7KOR Im -11F69
7US Stroud -11F69
7US Woodland -11F72
10SCO Knox -10F68
10SPA Rahm -10F69
10US Schauffele -10F68
10US Varner III -10F71
10VEN Vegas -10F69
15ENG Hatton -9F68
15US Henley -9F70
15JPN Matsuyama -9F69
15US Mullinax -9F72
15AUS Smith -9F72
20KOR An -8F76
20US Hadley -8F70
20US Hoffman -8F72
20US Kokrak -8F72
20US Piercy -8F68
20US Simpson -8F70
26US Cauley -7F71
26US Harkins -7F72
26US Holmes -7F72
26US Homa -7F68
26US Kisner -7F68
26SCO Laird -7F74
26US Poston -7F70
33THA Aphibarnrat -6F68
33ARG Grillo -6F71
33CAN Hearn -6F72
33US Mahan -6F71
33US McCarthy -6F73
33US Schniederjans -6F73
39US Harman -5F69
39US Horschel -5F67
39US Hossler -5F72
39US Z Johnson -5F72
39US Watney -5F74
44US Catlin -4F71
44CAN Hadwin -4F72
44US Hoge -4F76
44NZ Lee -4F73
44SWE Noren -4F70
44US Walker -4F73
50US Cink -3F72
50US Kirk -3F71
50US Spaun -3F71
50US Streelman -3F73
50US Wolff -3F72
55US Gay -2F70
55US Schenk -2F70
55US Snedeker -2F71
55US Stuard -2F71
59US Murray -1F73
60US Landry EF75
60US Na EF70
60MEX Ortiz EF76
60US Palmer EF74
60TPE Pan EF71
60US Ryder EF74
60US Werenski EF73
67US Bradley +1F73
67US Champ +1F75
67US Hahn +1F75
70US Huh +2F77
70SWE Jacobson +2F74
72JPN Kodaira +4F75
73US Mitchell +5F74

Waste Management Phoenix Open, final leaderboard
-17 R Fowler (US); -15 B Grace (SA); -14 J Thomas (US); -12 C Reavie (US), M Kuchar (US), B Watson (US)
Selected others:
-10 R Knox (Sco), J Rahm (Spa); -9 T Hatton (Eng); -7 M Laird (Sco)
Full leaderboard
American Rickie Fowler lost a four-shot lead in bizarre fashion at the Phoenix Open but recovered to win the event.
A Fowler chip on the 11th went into the water and he took a drop shot, which also rolled back into the hazard to force him to take another drop.
He found the green and putted in for a triple bogey seven but also dropped a shot on the 12th.
South Africa's Branden Grace briefly led before Fowler birdied the 15th and 17th on the way to victory.
Fowler, 30, finished on 17 under after a three-over-par final round of 74, while Grace finished on 15 under after a two-under 69 on the last day.
"It was a bit of a rollercoaster," said Fowler. "Other than two holes, it was a decent round.
"It was a bad break with the ball rolling back in the water.
"That's what's nice about having a cushion after the first 54 holes."

Fowler survives test of character

Fowler had gone into the dramatic 11th at a rainy Scottsdale with his four-shot overnight lead intact.
However, when he attempted a straightforward pitch, his ball skidded through the green, narrowly missing a bunker before rolling into the water.
He took a drop and walked to the edge of the green to survey the shot, only to look back and see his ball roll back into the water.
Fowler was forced to take another drop - costing him a further shot - and, after leaving himself a testing putt, managed to hole it to a record a triple-bogey seven.
But it appeared to affect his focus as he also bogeyed the next, while Grace knocked in two birdies on the 12th and 13th holes to go into a one-shot lead.
Fowler birdied the 15th as both players were on 16 under heading down the final straight.
There was a two-shot swing in Fowler's favour when Grace hit his drive into the water on 17, which led to a bogey five, while the American birdied the same hole, before a par on the 18th gave him victory.

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