Rickie Fowler returns to the scene of a nightmare this weekend as he plays in the Memorial Tournament, a year on from his final-round meltdown in which he carded a staggering 84.
The American was all set to vie for the title heading into that Sunday 12 months ago but crumpled under the pressure, finishing the round 12 over and tied 52nd overall. It was a bad day in the office and Fowler knows it, but he is unlikely to suffer the same fate this year.
In fact, golf betting fans have Fowler down as a strong outside favourite for the Memorial Tournament as well as the US Open and Open Championship later this summer. He’s slumped in form of late – missing the cut at the Players Championship and finishing tied 38th in the Masters – yet has the class to turn it around.
That was proven in his first three rounds at the Memorial Tournament last year where he’d bogeyed just seven holes, birdying 10 with an Eagle to sit comfortably on five under. He even made a birdie on the first the following Sunday, yet a shocking six on the par-three third ruined all momentum.
It was a freak occurrence and betting fans can be assured it won’t happen again, so this weekend should he be in contention he’ll stay in contention.
The same can be said for Fowler’s future exploits at the US Open. Many Open Golf Betting Odds markets have him down at a good price to claim either major this summer and Fowler shouldn’t disappoint.
He’s 24 now and ready to start challenging at the top, despite a single PGA Tour victory, and he is worth a small bet this summer as he comes out of a spring slump in form.
Rickie Fowler is currently an each-way selection for the Memorial Tournament with Betfair.