Saturday 20


Fowler surges into commanding TPC lead

3rd February 2019, 09:17 by James Mason

Rickie Fowler looks set to add a fifth PGA Tour title to his CV after he moved four shots clear at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

World number 14 Fowler, who last triumphed at the 2017 Honda Classic, carded eight birdies and just one bogey on Saturday for a seven-under-par 64 - the joint-best score of the day - to move onto -20 for the tournament.

The American is four shots clear of compatriot Matt Kuchar, who signed for an impressive six-under-par 65, and the overnight leader is pleased to see his game coming together this week.

"It's been nice to kind of have some things click on the swing this week," Fowler was quoted as saying by pgatour.com. "We have been working on some things the last few weeks pretty hard and trying to just get into some better positions to make things more efficient and ultimately more consistent."

Justin Thomas, who was one of the first-round leaders, is a shot further back on -15 after he went round in 68, whilst South Korean Byeong-Hun An and South African Branden Grace are in a share of fourth on -13.

US pair Gary Woodland and Bubba Watson then follow on -12 whilst Scotland's Martin Laird is in a four-way share of eighth on -10 alongside Harold Varner III, Trey Mullinax and Cameron Smith.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Golf


Korda stays in the hunt in Hawaii

19th April 2019, 17:01

Nelly Korda is happy to have overcome difficult conditions at the Lotte Championship and keep herself in contention on day two.


Lowry happy with his game at RBC

19th April 2019, 07:46

Ireland's Shane Lowry said his "whole game felt good" after his six-under-par 65 gave him a one-shot lead at the RBC Heritage.


Henderson credits attacking plan for quick start

18th April 2019, 16:20

Brooke Henderson says the decision to attack more was the reason for her fast start to the Lotte Championship.


Hatton set for British Masters

18th April 2019, 16:12

Tyrrell Hatton is ready for his Southport test next month after confirming he will be playing at the British Masters.


Daly throws his support behind Woods

17th April 2019, 18:47

American John Daly believes Tiger Woods will now go on and break Jack Nicklaus' all-time major championships record.


Molinari eager to move on from Masters misery

17th April 2019, 18:28

Francesco Molinari hopes to bounce back from his disappointment at the Masters at this week's RBC Heritage.

Recent Sport Headlines


Blues eye winger target

20th April 2019, 09:19

Chelsea may make a move for Roberto Pereyra of Watford if they get their transfer ban lifted.


Klopp looks for improvments

20th April 2019, 09:16

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool must keep on improving as he targets silverware for the Reds.


Ramsey set to return before season ends

20th April 2019, 08:37

Aaron Ramsey could return before the season ends and may not have played his last game for the club after all.

Manchester United

Time for reality check - Solskjaer

20th April 2019, 08:16

Ahead of a crucial few weeks for the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes some members of his squad need a "reality check".

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino ready for battle

20th April 2019, 08:12

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino knows Manchester City will be fired up when they face them again on Saturday.

Manchester City

City will be out to win it all next term - Guardiola

20th April 2019, 08:10

Pep Guardiola will launch another attempt to win the quadruple with Manchester City next season after missing out this term.


Hales absence due to 'personal reasons'

19th April 2019, 19:25

Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales missed Friday's One-Day Cup game against Lancashire due to "personal reasons", the county have said.


Dyche upbeat over Defour progress

19th April 2019, 19:24

Sean Dyche says Steven Defour is "making very good progress" after calf surgery as he hopes to be fit for next season.