The shocking new record Rickie Fowler really won't want to see...

We all know Rickie Fowler's win was pretty ugly on Sunday - but this stat makes it look even worse...

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 5 Feb 2019
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Rickie Fowler may have crawled over the line for his fifth PGA Tour title at the Phoenix Open on Sunday, but he did so by recording the worst ball-striking performance of any winner in the strokes-gained era since it began in 2004. 


 

Fowler has NEVER broken par as a 54-hole leader during his PGA Tour career but he did manage to win a tournament for the first time in nine tries as a 36-hole leader.

The 30-year-old American held a four-stroke lead heading into the final round but fell to a lacklustre 74 - the sixth worst score of the day and the worst final-round score by a winner in Phoenix Open history - en route to a two-stroke victory. 

Fowler lost his lead completely at the par-4 11th when he made a disastrous treble-bogey seven.

According to Golf Channel's Justin Ray, the five-time PGA Tour winner lost nearly six strokes to the field in the final round...

 

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