It’s so hard not to root for Rickie Fowler. The guy plays with a certain swagger, and he harnesses a kind of aggression on the golf course that makes him a joy to behold. Case and point: On Sunday, coming into the 585 yard par-5 18th hole at this week’s BMW Championship with an outside chance of catching eventual winner, Marc Leishman, who sat four shots ahead, Fowler did the unthinkable. Rather than hit a safe shot and settling for a tidy paycheck, he pulled a driver off the deck and took dead aim at the pin from 279 yards. It almost worked, too. He hit it well — so well, in fact, that the ball flew over the green. He made a par to finish T-2, putting him in prime position ahead of the season-ending
Great Britain & Ireland stormed to victory Sunday in the 28th PGA Cup, holding the U.S. to just one victory in 10 singles matches. GB&I won 16-10 in Ottershaw, Surrey, England. It was the most points that GB&I had scored against the U.S. since the PGA Cup began in 1973, and it was its first successful defense of the Llandudno International Trophy since 1984. The singles performance matched the Sunday in 2013, with GB&I dominating 7½ to 2½. Rich Berberian Jr. of Hooksett, N.H., the 2016 PGA Professional champion and PGA Professional Player of the Year, was the lone American to win a singles match. He went 7-under par through 15 holes, including a pair of eagles, to down England’s Chris McDonnell,
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