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One of the more stylishly flamboyant golfers on the PGA Tour, who never fails to bring it with his fashion sense hasn't brought it when it comes to his golfing.
Fowler's last and only PGA tour victory was the Wells Fargo Championship in May 2012. His highest finish in a major was tied for fifth in the Open Championship in 2011. Fowler recently finished tied for 10th in last year's U.S. Open.
So, forgive the powers that be who seeded Fowler at No. 14.
Fowler has shown that he is for real in Marana. He has taken down three of the top 25 golfers in the world, according to Official World Golf Rankings, coming in at No. 56, down three spots from last week.
No.2 seed Sergio Garcia, who was leading 2-up on the front nine, conceded a putt on the seventh hole, in essence, handing the entire match to Fowler. The American would go on to win on the final hole with a birdie while Garcia parred.
After going down three skins through eight holes, Fowler knew what he had to do but would his actions speak louder than words down the stretch?
I would say so.
Fowler birdied holes nine and 10 to bring the deficit back to one and he kept it close with five straight halving holes through 15, including a birdie on 11 as well as a bogey on 14. Fowler finally tied it up with a birdie on the short 16th hole and won it all with a closing birdie on 18.
Fowler's Saturday opponent will be crowd favorite, University of Arizona alum, Jim Furyk.