2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open leaderboard
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What happened at the Waste Management Phoenix Open?
Rickie Fowler claimed his first PGA Tour victory since February 2017 with a two-stroke win over Branden Grace.
The American survived a final-round meltdown that included a farcical penalty on the 11th – but more on that in a bit.
Fowler’s rollercoaster round also included what will likely be one of the best up-and-downs of the season as he saved par from the cart path on the 3rd.
Are you kidding, @RickieFowler?! ?
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 3, 2019
Fowler was 2-over for on the day at the turn, but it was the back-nine where the drama really kicked in.
Rickie’s five-shot lead vanished in the space of two holes as he triple-bogeyed 11 and dropped another shot at 12.
The lead was then tied thanks to a fine run by Grace, including gains at 9, 12 and 13, but he couldn’t sustain his place down the stretch.
A bogey from the South African at 17 lead to a huge momentum swing back into Fowler’s favour and from there he got the job done, despite finding the long stuff at 18.
Click here to read Joe Hughes’ full round up from the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.