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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.

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