Rickie Fowler faces a big challenge if he wants to play the Masters
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Rickie Fowler is serious about playing at the Masters, but the road to it will not be easy. Given that he is not in the top 50, The WGC-Match Play at Austin Country Club will be his only chance to play at the Masters. Of course, on the condition that he reaches the quarterfinals.
We will see if Fowler has the strength for such a thing, but it will be a very difficult task. “I mean, yeah, I knew I needed to come here and play well. I wasn’t sure of exactly what I needed to do. The nice thing with the kind of world rankings and what’s coming off, really, anything I do that puts points on the board is only going to move me up from here moving forward.
So, yeah, I mean, my short-term goal is to obviously get myself back in Augusta. ”-Rickie Fowler said.
Reuniting with his coach
With the aim of making big changes, Rickie Fowler changed his coach in September of last year and once again collaborated with Butch Harmon.
The two of them have excellent chemistry, as Fowler's great results in recent times speak for themselves. “I mean, I was kind of at a point, I knew what I was capable of but had to go in with kind of either low or no expectations and just put the work in, and it was definitely nice to see some immediate progress or steps in the right direction.
Then once I got some good finishes in the fall, that helped kind of put me in a position where I knew what I could do and what was possible. But, yeah, I would say after the season last year, it was just, all right, let’s figure out a plan, start with a clean slate.
And at that point, it was either low or kind of no expectations, and just we’re going to put the work in and see what we can do”.