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Rickie Fowler fulfils dying man's golf wish

Rickie Fowler took to Instagram to share his experience with Dr. Reyes, a man who gallantly battled pancreatic cancer, and made his dying wish come true by dedicating his victory to the man in heart-warming fashion.

Fowler went to Atlanta in October to spend the day with Dr. Reyes, sharing lunch and playing golf.

"It was a day I will remember for the rest of my life!" Fowler wrote. Before the Hero World Challenge, Dr. Reyes lost his battle with cancer.

And when Fowler shot a course-record 61, coming back from seven shots to win the Hero World Challenge, he credited the win to his time with Dr. Reyes.

"I think some of his putting rubbed off on me as he made plenty that day," Fowler said.

Fowler ended his post by dedicating his triumph to Dr. Reyes, and thanked Reyes for spending one of his last days with him.

"Thank you Dr. Reyes, and the win last week was for you!" Fowler said. "Rest In Peace and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends."

38 days ago I flew up to Atlanta to play golf with a man fighting pancreatic cancer. For him I hope it was a fun filled enjoyable round of golf! For me it turned out to be much more than that...from breakfast to the course to a late afternoon lunch it was amazing! We shared a cart and shared plenty of laughs along the way! I think some of his putting rubbed off on me too as he made plenty that day! It was a day I will remember for the rest of my life! 11 days ago, the Sunday before Tiger’s tourney, we lost that man...a man I wish I could thank for choosing to spend one of his last days with me! Thank you Dr. Reyes, and the win last week was for you! Rest In Peace and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends!

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