It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rickie Fowler has committed to playing in the 2018 Players Championship. Fowler was the 2015 winner after a dramatic come-from-behind victory that led him to the biggest victory of his nine-year career.
On that Sunday, Fowler set a record for lowest score in a round for the final four holes at TPC Sawgrass. In that epic comeback, Fowler went five-under on those four holes for a total of just 11 strokes. Yeah, you could say Fowler was en Fuego.
Fowler missed the cut when he was defending his title in 2016 and finished T-60 in 2017.
Jordan Spieth and Masters champion Patrick Reed also committed to playing in the tour’s unofficial fifth major, which will be played in less than a month.
I speculated on Monday that Tiger Woods would likely add The Players to his post-Masters schedule. Woods has won this tournament twice in his career and would prove to be a good test heading into the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in the weeks following.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 11, 2018