Rickie Fowler admitted it ‘wasn’t fun there for a couple holes’ after he survived a momentary collapse in the final round to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Fowler carried a four-shot 54-hole lead into Sunday’s final round, and, with wet conditions making things tough, that advantage was intact through 10 holes despite the fact he was one-over par on his round. Then came the madness. Fowler’s chip on the 11th went into water beyond the green and he took a penalty drop shot, which also rolled back into the hazard after he had declared the ball ‘in-play’, forcing him to take another penalty drop. He found the green and putted in from distance for a triple-bogey seven but also dropped a shot on the par-three 12th, ensuring Branden Grace of South Africa suddenly led by two when he gained birdies at the 12th and 13th holes. Fowler rallied with birdies of his own at the 15th and 17th holes and eventually had daylight to spare as Grace bogeyed the drive-able par-four 17th having found water off the tee. Fowler brings a big entourage to the Stadium Course in Scottsdale, home of the most raucous atmosphere on the PGA Tour,
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