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...
Worst strokes gained tee to green in final round of a @PGATOUR win since ShotLink tracking began in 2004:— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) February 4, 2019
Rickie Fowler yesterday: -5.75
Parker McLachlin, 2008 Reno-Tahoe: -4.08
Matt Kuchar, 2009 Turning Stone: -3.25