Cape Town - Rickie Fowler had not competed since the Ryder Cup when he
teed it up at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las
Vegas last week and the 29-year-old was happy with how the event went.
After a disastrous Ryder Cup for the USA, Fowler took time
He returned to golf last week in Nevada and finished in a
tie for fourth - carding scores of 68, 67, 69 and 63.
With an eye on the upcoming Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico,
Fowler reflected on his time in Vegas with a sense of satisfaction and
“It seemed to get better and better,” said Fowler.
“I think we continued to shake some rust off every day.
“Putter felt a lot better on Sunday.
“I'm looking forward to Mayakoba.”
Fowler worked with Vegas based Butch Harmon throughout the
event and his scoring certainly corresponded with his view that he played
better as the week went on - his final round contained eight birdies and no
bogeys while his previous three rounds contained at least two bogeys each.
The Mayakoba Classic was started in 2007. Fowler has never
won the tournament however he did finish second in 2017. With just four PGA
Tour wins to his name (for such a gifted player that is not enough), Fowler
will be desperate to go one better this week.