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Unread 11 May 2015, 07:26 PM
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Default Ricky Fowler......you showed 'em

A survey put before tour players, popular opinion was that Ricky Fowler and Ian Poulter were golf's two most overrated players...................BULLSNOT!

What that young man did to win the Players was nothing short of amazing!

He played the final six holes of regulation in 6 under par.

Fowler birdied 15, eagled 16, birdied 17 and birdied 18 in regulation to get in a playoff with Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner, whose terrific finishes were reduced to footnotes.

Counting the playoff, Fowler played his final 10 holes in 8 under.
He played the famed island hole three times on Sunday and birdied it all three times, twice in the playoff.

From Golf Channell:
"His mother, Lynn, and his sister, Taylor, were staying in villas near the course. They had a Mother’s Day lunch with Rickie and his girlfriend, Alexis Randock, and shortly after they headed to the Jacksonville Airport to catch a United flight home.

Lynn said they had checked their baggage at about 5 p.m. for a 7 p.m. flight when she received a text message as they were heading to the security lines.

“It got a text saying Rickie just stuck it to 2 feet at the 16th,” Lynn said. “We figured we should get back.”

There was a challenge getting back. Lynn and Taylor weren’t alone. Their arms were still full after checking in with Lynn’s two shih tzus. Still, she called PGA Tour’s transportation company, and she was told there were cars still there at the airport. A valet whisked a car over.

“Taylor jumped in the driver’s seat, and we threw the dogs in the car,” Lynn said.

Throughout the drive back to the golf course, Lynn busily texted friends for updates.

“I don’t follow social media,” Lynn said.

Fowler’s caddie, Joe Skovron, let Rickie know his mom and sister were on their way back as he waited for the playoff. Lynn and Taylor arrived in time to see the playoff begin. Rickie said he had no doubt they would.

“Taylor can handle herself behind the wheel,” Rickie said. “We both grew up riding and racing dirt bikes. She can manage.”

Rickie paid special tribute to his mother at the trophy presentation, but Lynn said she wanted him to know the day was special for other reasons.

“I know it’s Mother’s Day, but I texted him this morning telling him this was his day,” Lynn said. “I said `Do this for you.’”

Fowler delivered a classic finish for golf fans everywhere."

A GREAT young man.........undeserving of that BS poll.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – From right of the 11th fairway on Saturday, Rickie Fowler was playing for position on the par 5 when he attempted to punch an 8-iron second shot up the fairway.

But the shot turned out to be much more complicated. A root under his ball caused Fowler to bend his 8-iron, which prompted an equipment representative from Cobra Golf to make an emergency trip back to TPC Sawgrass to deliver the replacement.

“It was pretty awesome of him to show his dedication to leave a wedding, get on a plane and get here just in case we need an 8-iron coming down the stretch,” Fowler’s caddie Joe Skovron said.

Unfortunately, the equipment rep made the trip for nothing. Fowler never hit the 8-iron on his way to victory on Sunday at The Players, but it was still nice to know it was there.

“With that wind we didn’t need it on [No.] 18, but a lot of times on 18 you need it,” Skovron said.
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IMHO we finally have a POTUS that will get us back on the right track. We survived the community organizer but I am not optimistic that he will just go away and enjoy his ill-gotten wealth.
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not even sure how his peers could view him as overrated anyway......but then I didn't understand them voting Bubba Watson..what was it...the last one they'd save in an accident or something?
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I don't get the overrated label for Fowler either...

He has finished in the top 12 in the last several majors....I think like the last 5 majors...
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He finished 2nd in 2 or 3 of them.
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