Ricky Fowler is tracking to be the next Hogan
Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:53 AM
In all seriousness though, the swing he has and the prowess with the flatstick...perplexing that he hasnít achieved more thus far.
Edited by Dr. Block, 14 April 2018 - 11:55 AM.
Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:14 PM
Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:44 PM
Totally I mean WTF 5 or so years ago they were grabbing every PGA tour guy and ask about all the "young guns", and how many majors do they have combined?
Tiger has 14, and averaged about 1.3 per year from 1997-2008. Congrats you are making bank money, but hardware is lacking so you are almost 30 bro and soon to be maybe Charles Howell. Nothing wrong with that, but you aren't an elite guy.
There are quite a few very good players with no majors, Westwood, Fowler, Kuchar. Sergio finally dropped it and I didn't think he was going to, certainly not at Augusta.
Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:48 PM
Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:01 PM
I am all for him to win several Majors.
Edited by Guia, 14 April 2018 - 11:31 PM.
Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:50 PM
Little comparison in life experience
Or in golf careers.
Hogan, reportedly, may have seen his fathers suicide. He had no money and drove thousands of miles with no food just to earn a few hundred dollars or so from stop to stop. Then, via sheer steel of character and will, he made himself into the best in the world.
Rickie is a fine man and golfer in his own right.
But there is no comparison between them.
Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:39 PM
Payne had three wins before age 30 and the nickname of "Avis." The slogan for the car company was "we try harder" as Payne kept finishing second. He won his fourth PGA Tour tournament at age 32, then won his first major the PGA later that year.
just say NO.... to practice swings
Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:59 PM
He will win a couple majors before he is done. Phil didn't win one before he turned 34 ?
Perhaps pairs figure skating?
Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:50 PM
Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:12 PM
Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:01 AM
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:06 AM
Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:32 AM
well he's got one hell of a game.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:31 PM
As for the Speith and JT thing, I think these are great guys to be friends with since they have had pretty stellar careers thus far. If Rickie is motivated by beating them and tries his best to do so, I think he will have his fair share of wins and be relevant for a long time.
I think most of the complaining/lamenting of his accomplishments come from his fame relative to his success. That's just the world we live in now and it's not his fault. He's just doing the same stuff most of us would do at his age and income. It also helps that he was signed by Puma when they were a relative newcomer to the golf scene and most of the clothing at the time was pretty lame. He filled a void and that help propel his fame, but if he wasn't playing well nobody would talk about him.
I'm sure all the same stuff was said about Adam Scott, Brooks Koepka, etc. until they broke through and won a major. Jason Dufner was probably too fat until he won, but now it's cool. It's not like these guys completely changed who they were and then won. Maybe they practiced more, maybe not. They probably got smarter and more efficient, but I bet they've had the same drive all along and things finally clicked for 72 holes.
I will give Rickie the benefit of the doubt, mostly because of how much I hear that he is a really genuine guy. That makes him so much easier to root for. I feel like he's one of the few exciting players that would also make a good role model for my son as he is starting to take an interest in golf.
Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:55 PM
To put a finer point on it Butch told Hank Haney that Rickie has been losing focus during rounds
and he talked to him about it the Tuesday of Master's week. He said he told him to "tell Joe (his
caddy) what his target is, the shot shape he wants to hit and where he wants it to land....on every
single shot for all 18 holes".
And Butch watched to make sure Ricky was doing it and was discussing every shot with his caddy.
Seems like a simple thing and you'd think at that level guys don't lose focus but they do, for
whatever reasons. We know how Rickie often gets in the hunt and then boom......makes a double
or 2 and takes himself out of the tournament.
Ricky is known and applauded for being a fast player........maybe he's been playing a little too fast.
I guess we'll see how this expanded preshot routine goes. Jordan discusses every shot with his
caddy (Greller) and gets knocked for being slow.....but he has 3 majors and many other wins
under his belt. Hopefully Rickie will find a happy medium that works for him.
Anyway Butch believes that Rickie has grown tired of congratulating all his friends when they win
majors and is determined to get on the other end of those congratulations. I hope he's right.
Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:20 AM
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