One word that has been used to describe Rickie Fowler is overrated. But why? His record on the PGA Tour is unbelievable. The only criticism you can really have of him is the fact he hasn’t got more wins under his belt. But at the age of 25 he still has many years left to make sure his name stays in the history books.
Fowler has in the past been inconsistent in his play, last season was a great example of this with two second place finishes, two third place finishes and a total of 14 top 25’s. But these statistics are joined with 7 missed cuts in the 2014 season which is a substantial amount once compared to the likes of Rory Mcilroy and Jordan Spieth.
In a recent article, the young american was voted joint first as the most overrated golfer at the moment. His attitude towards this article is one to admire and maybe the timing of this article coming out couldn’t be better, because it is simply not true and he has proved that. He finished the last six holes at the Players Championship in six under to fire himself up the leader-board and tied for the lead.
As the clubhouse leader after the final round there were many players who still had a few holes to make a late charge. The only two players to do so were Spaniard Sergio Garcia and Fowler’s American compatriot Kevin Kisner. The three players went back to the 16th when play had ended to begin the first hole of their three hole play-off. All three managed to par the 16th and only Garcia was unable to birdie the 17th. The Spaniard needed to hole a 20 foot birdie putt on the last to prevail along with his fellow competitors but was unable to do so. The result meant the two Americans were left and had to go back to play the 17th a third time in just over an hour. Kisner left his birdie putt short and after an impeccable approach shot by Fowler the so-called “overrated” star had just a four-foot putt to win his second PGA Tour event and silence his critics.