Rickie Fowler Proves He’s Not Overrated After All; Wins The Players Championship!

Sniff’s Weekly Roundup

I’ve collected the top news and trending topics in the golf world so you can catch up on what you need to know! I’ve included some of the top stories as well as some of the most interesting stories and links from all around the internet! Enjoy! -Sniff

Here’s What’s Happened:

1. Rickie Fowler proves he’s not overrated, wins The Players Championship. Just days after he and Ian Poulter were voted “most overrated” by their peers, Fowler defeated Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner in a playoff, just the fifth in Players Championship history. Fowler finished the final three holes of regulation in just eight shots. This was Fowler’s first PGA Tour win since 2012 when he defeated Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points in a three-man playoff as well.

2. Tiger finishes 69th at The Players. Tiger was breaking records this weekend, but records of the wrong kind. He shot his first ever triple-bogey in Players Championship history on the par-4 14th on Sunday. After that, he shot two double-bogeys and would hit just four fairways all day. Tiger finished with a 72 — his worst ever finish at The Players. This all came just days after Woods admitted he wasn’t sleeping well following his breakup with longtime girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn. Critics also pointed out that Tiger’s alignment might be off which may be due to his recent back issues.

3. Jordan Spieth misses the cut at TPC Sawgrass. Just weeks after a stellar win at Augusta, Spieth was cut early after his worst start this season. He began Thursday with two bogeys in a row and never was able to get on track. After being paired with Rory McIlroy in early rounds, tour officials were disappointed to watch McIlroy continue through the weekend as Spieth stayed behind– so much for golf’s “next big rivalry?” But, critics are giving Spieth a pass saying that after the whirlwind Masters week, it’s normal and natural to have a bit of a downturn due to the excitement and exhaustion.

4. The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Tournaments are ready to go. Teams and individuals have been chosen to participate in this year’s tournaments in South Florida. The men will play this week while the women will compete next weekend. Visit the NCAA’s website for a list of the teams and individuals playing on the men’s side and the women’s side.

Links I Love:

  • What does Bubba Watson’s son think of his putting?

  • Matt Kuchar hit an amazing backwards shot at The Players. You gotta see this.

    What to Watch For:

  • The Wells Fargo Championship starts Thursday from Charlotte, NC.
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