Rickie Fowler gets first win of 2016 at Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

Rickie Fowler hit the ground running by picking up an immediate victory in 2016 at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Fowler, three-time winner in 2015, nailed a three-under-par 69 in his final round to finish 16-under for the tournament, and used the new Cobra King Driver and Irons which worked to devastating effect.

The victory moves Fowler up to 4th in the Official World Golf Rankings, and although he relied heavily on the equipment in his bag, the American looked and played like a new man on the greens. Thomas Pieters made a late surge for the title and almost caught Fowlers heels, but the Belgian simply couldn’t replicate the form of the man in the orange attire.

Elsewhere, World No.3 Rory McIlroy fought back to challenge the leaders but was unable to create anything of worth, eventually settling for a joint-third finish alongside Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.

Ian Poulter, a man who has taken up much media time over the past week for a variety of reasons around his golf game, mounted a decent challenge but ultimately reverted to type and slipped off the pace before mixing three birdies with three bogeys for a finish seven shots back. Poulter will now need to re-evaluate his game after what was beginning to look like his title tilt failed to materialise.

Rickie Fowler’s Winning Bag:

Driver: KING LTD

Fairway: Fly-Z+

Wedges: Tour Trusty

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