If you haven't noticed, Rickie Fowler is back in contention and possibly playing better than ever. While his 2014 season might go down as his best, Rickie has made the necessary adjustments to tip the scale and become a 2023 major champion.
So why now? At 34 years old, Fowler has assembled an excellent team for the 2023 season, including a new caddie Ricky Romano and a return to arguably the greatest swing coach of all time Butch Harmon. In less than a year, Butch has completely changed Fowler's swing. Although his swing may be unrecognizable from years past, Rickie appears to be playing with improved yardage control, ball striking, and shot shaping. He has shown glimmers of excellence in his driving consistency and putting and has maintained his ability to find the green in regulation.
While placing T54 at the American Express and T11 at the Farmers Insurance Open won't blow your socks off, it tells us that the changes to his game are working, and there are big things to come for Rickie.
Rickie is on the brink of not only stepping back into the winner's circle but moving back into the top 50 on the OWGR and breaking his Major championship curse. As a reminder, Rickie has placed T2 at the 2018 Masters, 2014 US Open, 2014 The Open Championship, and T3 at the 2014 PGA championship.
He has the talent, experience, and swag to make 2023 a year to remember. Is Sunday, April 9th the day? Tune into CBS to find out.
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