Imagine if Rickie Fowler could blend his last two seasons.
Last year was all about the majors. Fowler in 2014 joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to finish in the top five at all four majors (Jordan Spieth did it this year). The only problem was Fowler didn't win any of them. In fact, he didn't win at all.
This year, he won a career-high three times – The Players Championship, Scottish Open and a FedExCup playoff event at the Deutsche Bank Championship. But the majors were somewhat of a bust. He shot 81-73 to miss the cut in the U.S. Open, and he finished a combined 37 shots behind in the other three majors.
So how do you have a year of big wins and big chances in majors?
"No clue," Fowler said with a smile. "I've been trying to figure that out. I don't think there's a justifiable answer. It's just timing, when you get hot. You can only prepare so much and be ready to play. But actually getting it to happen at the right time?"
So which year would he rather have? He was plenty happy with this one.
"Holding trophies feels a lot better," Fowler said.
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