Fowler gets emotional in post-playoff presser

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After a tough playoff-loss to Hideki Matsuyama at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Sunday, Rickie Fowler tried hard -- but to no avail -- to fight back tears in his press conference.
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, February 08, 2016 | 1:17 p.m.

In case you missed it on Sunday -- understandable because there was a pretty big football game going on -- Rickie Fowler was outlasted in a four-hole playoff by Hideki Matsuyama at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Fowler, working his way towards the "King of Cool" status that Fred Couples has enjoyed for a few decades, showed us a side of himself we've never seen before in a post-playoff presser.

Fowler has been one of the best players in the world for some time now, so his tough loss on Sunday was nothing to be ashamed of... but he was more than a bit disappointed.

"The hard part is having, you know, all my friends and family and grandpa and my dad who haven’t seen me win, but I will be able to kinda hang with them tonight," Fowler said, fighting back tears. "I'll be all right. With how good I'm playing, I know I can win. Thats the hard part."

Here's the video:

 

As mesmerizing as it is to see guys like Fowler make an excruciatingly difficult game look so easy, it's refreshing when we're reminded they're human too.

As if Fowler didn't have enough fans already, one would have to think he gained even more here. 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.