Fowler (61) rallies to win Hero; Tiger finishes T-9

Rickie Fowler birdied the opening hole Sunday at Albany Golf Club and never looked back. Here's how things ended up at the Hero World Challenge, where Fowler rallied past Charley Hoffman to win while the tournament host ended on a high note:

Leaderboard: Rickie Fowler (-18), Charley Hoffman (-14), Tommy Fleetwood (-12), Jordan Spieth (-12), Hideki Matsuyama (-11), Patrick Reed (-11), Tiger Woods (-8)

What it means: Fowler started the day seven shots off the pace, while Hoffman sat five shots ahead of his next closest competitor. But Fowler put on a show from the very start, with birdies on each of his first seven holes en route to a course-record 61. It's unofficially his best career round on Tour, and it means a second title this year for Fowler following his Honda Classic triumph in February to close a remarkably solid campaign.

Round of the day: It's hard to imagine a better start to a round than Fowler's opening stretch at Albany. He birdied every hole from No. 1-7 and added another circle at the par-5 ninth to make the turn in 28, only to add three more over the next six holes to break away from the field and briefly entertain thoughts of a 59. Instead it was a bogey-free 61 after closing with three straight pars, six shots better than the next best score on Sunday.

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 04 Dec 2017 09:19:33



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