Rickie Fowler Captures First Pro Win at Korea Open

In the new age of professional golf where it seems players are winning around the the world at a younger and younger age. Many kept asking the question, when will 22-year old Rickie Fowler get his first professional win.

That question has now been answered.

Fowler and many other of golf's global stars was teeing it up in Korea this week in the OneAsia event at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club.

The former Oklahoma State standout carded a final round 68 taking his overall score to 16-under par to best everyone in the field, including current US Open champion Rory McIlroy to earn his first professional victory.After his round, Fowler spoke about his play this week in South Korea.

"It feels great to have the first win. I played well all week, although I did have to hang in on Friday ans post a score."

"But on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday I had good control of my ball, I drove well, and I made some puts."

Fowler, who was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2010, held off not only McIlory, but last years defending champion at this event, YE Yang as well.

Fowler continued on to say, "This week I played well for four rounds which I have not been able to do that in the past."

"I am looking forward to some time off and then I can look at everything and set some goals for next year."

Though his first professional win came half way around the globe from the US, the young man is still setting goals and looking ahead to next season on the PGA Tour.

Fowler made it clear that he did not like missing out on the Tour Championship the last two seasons and it is still a major goal of his to make the Ryder Cup team.

His first step into a new career as a professional champion is now underway. It is clear his future is only as bright as he is willing to work at, to make it.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure what it means to the PGA Tour for him getting his first victory not on US soil. But I for one am glad to see the youngster finally get that first win.

    Congratulations to him.