Oct 9, 2011

Rickie Fowler Wins Korea Open Claims First Pro Win

Rickie Fowler finally gets that long awaited professional victory closing out his first win with a 3 under 68 Sunday at the OneAsia Tour's Korea Open.  Beating U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy by six-stroke must of been pretty sweet to as there were some other big names in the field. This victory will definitely built his confidence to overcome the mental side that has keep him off the win column Stateside.

Fowler finished at 16 under at Woo Jeong Hills and earned $249,864. He opened with rounds of 67 and 70 and shot a 63 on Saturday.

"It was a lot of fun," Fowler said. "I played well early on in the final round and then I was comfortable over the last few holes. Overall, I enjoyed the whole week.
"It feels great to have the first win. I played well all week, although I did have to hang in on Friday and post a score. But on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, I had good control of my ball, I drove well and I made some putts."

McIlroy finished with a 64. South Korea's Kim Meen-whee (71) was third at 10 under, and countryman Y.E. Yang (75) followed at 5 under.

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