With a birdie on the first hole in sudden death, following a three-hole aggregate playoff, Rickie Fowler emerged with victory at THE PLAYERS. This was Fowler's day and it was a long time in the making. He closed out the tournament going 6-under over his last six holes to sign for a 5-under 36-31=67 and post 12-under 279. He was later matched by Sergio Garcia and then Kevin Kisner to force a first-ever three-hole aggregate playoff at THE PLAYERS. Fowler and Kisner matched birdie-2s on the 17th to finish the aggregate 1-under, eliminating Garcia (at even-par). Fowler would then dispatch Kisner on the first hole in sudden-death rolling in a five-footer for birdie and the title. On his final round, the 26-year-old was 1-over thru his first 12 holes with not much going his way, but fortunes began to change with birdies on 13 and 15. In the fairway on the par-5 16th, he nearly rinsed his approach from 239 yards out landing just a few paces from the water but it miraculously careened to just 2'5" for an eagle-3. Fowler would complete the dramatic finish with birdie from 6'10" on 17 and then on the last from 16'11".