As the dust settles over St Andrews after a fantastic British Open, it also concludes yet another solid performance by young Rickie Fowler. Although not in contention for this major it is still amazing to look at the improvement Rickie has made in the last two years since he began to work with Butch Harmon. When we look at the difference in swing we can see just how much of a drastic change it actually was.
After a disappointing 2013 season Rickie began working with Butch that December and has not looked back since. In 2014 Rickie accomplished an amazing feat by finishing in the top 5 in all 4 majors, an accomplishment only ever achieved by Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, however in doing so he also developed the label of not being able to finish a tournament off and steal that essential victory. Fast forward to 2015 and the murmurs continued, made even more apparent by a pole in a well known sports magazine which labelled Rickie as being the most “over rated player in golf”. This however only merely served as motivation for the young talent and he produced one of the most impressive comebacks you will see at sawgrass to capture the Players Championship, widely regarded as the 5th major. Not to be classed as a one hit wonder he continued his form at the Scottish open by snatching a late victory from Matt Kucher.