Rickie Fowler Looking For First Win of the Season

Rickie Fowler has not had the greatest success rate at Congressional Country Club. The Loxahatchee River resident only has one made cut at the Bethesda, Maryland course and that was a 13th place finish at the 2011 AT&T National. He missed the cut when the course hosted the U.S. Open just a few weeks earlier. That was then, this is now.

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Since that 13th place finish in 2011, Fowler has become a completely different golfer. He got his maiden win on the PGA Tour at last year’s Wells Fargo Championship. He went on to finish that 2012 season five top 10 finishes, including a win and then a second place finish at The Players Championship the following week. He finished 18th in the final FedEx Cup points standings. It had been his most successful season on tour since he turned pro.

Fast forward to 2013. Fowler already has four top 10 finishes in the first half of the season, one less than he had all last year. He finished 10th in the U.S. Open two weeks ago with his best finish coming at the Arnold Palmer Invitational when he finished in a tie for third. While Fowler has admitted that his consistency at times have been an issue, he is only one top 10 finish away from matching last year’s mark and he still has half a season and the playoffs to go. The only thing missing is a win.

Fowler will return this week to Congressional for only the second time in his career in search of his first win of 2013. A final round 64 at last week’s Travelers Championship is something Fowler will be looking to emulate this week as he will be paired with Jim Furyk and Angel Cabrera for the first two rounds. They will tee off at 7:27am on Thursday and 12:39pm on Friday.

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