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British Open runner-up Rickie Fowler makes statement of intent using Cobra Golf clubs
He may not have won, but American Rickie Fowler put in a battling display at Royal Liverpool to finish joint runner-up alongside Sergio Garcia and continue in his quest to be in contention at all the majors.
A glance at this season’s first three majors show that Rickie is right on track: T-5 (The Masters), T2 (US Open) and T2 (The Open Championship). He posted all four rounds in the 60’s this past weekend, finishing at 15-under par, yet was unable to get his hands on the Claret Jug.
Speaking in his post-round press conference, Rickie said: “You know, it’s kind of similar to being one of the only guys at the U.S. Open to be under par and not win. It was a great week there, as well.
“And the same here. Rory just kind of distanced himself from the field a bit, especially with his finish yesterday. It’s hard to be disappointed about it, because it was such a great week. And with the way I had been playing in the majors, there was some pressure to play well this week.
“But with how comfortable I’ve been, I mentioned yesterday, it doesn’t feel like a big stage. It feels like I should be here. I’m definitely pleased with it. There’s plenty more to come. I’ll take 15-under in a lot of majors and sit there and wait in the clubhouse.”
And as long as he’s playing with his colourful Cobra Golf clubs, there’s every chance Rickie could win one of the big events still to be contested this year.
His form since switching to Cobra has seen a dramatic upturn in performance and confidence for Fowler, so it should come as little surprise to see the former biker mixing it up with the big boys.
What’s in the Bag?
Check out the golf clubs Rickie used to finish joint runner-up at the 2014 Open Championship.