Rickie Fowler picked up his fourth career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, but it wasn't as smooth as the four-stroke barrier indicates. He started the day with a four-shot lead and won the Honda Classic by that much, but Fowler, who was 0 for 4 in converting 54-hole leads or co-leads entering Sunday, shot a two-over 37 on the front nine and saw his lead slip to one at times. "He hasn't learned how to do that yet." In his press conference, Fowler was asked specifically about Miller's comments. "Well, I started with a four-shot lead and I still won by four, so I didn't play great," he said. A win's a win." It was Fowler's first win since the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship.
When Tiger Woods decides to return to the PGA Tour is a mystery these days, and the greatest major champion to ever play doesn't know what to think of Woods's situation either. Eighteen-time major-winner Jack Nicklaus, who is also the architect of PGA National's champion course, the site of this week's Honda Classic, joined NBC's Johnny Miller and Dan Hicks in the booth on Sunday and weighed in on Woods.
The Bryson DeChambeau side-saddle putting experiment is no more. But DeChambeau vs. the U.S. Golf Association only appears to be heating up. The 23-year-old spoke with Golf Digest following a missed cut at the Honda Classic. This marks his fifth consecutive early exit, as DeChambeau’s missed the cut in four of those starts and withdrew through 28 holes in the other. (That would be at last week’s Genesis Open, a premature departure that had other PGA Tour pros coming at DeChambeau on Twitter). After another tough week, he didn’t have many fond words to say to the USGA. DeChambeau had been employing a side-saddle stroke on the greens in previous months. But matters started to unravel last month