Rickie Fowler Makes Hole-In-One At Waste Management Phoenix Open

Fowler made the third ace of his professional career, holing a six-iron from 216 yards

Fowler high fives his caddie after his hole in one
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Rickie Fowler has been enjoying a great return to form of late, with the American claiming two top 10 finishes, including a T11 placing at last week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Currently, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Fowler finds himself near the top of the leaderboard, as he looks for yet another strong finish to help boost his World Ranking and position in the FedEx Cup standings. Certainly, on Sunday, shots like the one at the seventh would help jump him up places, as he produced a hole-in-one at the seventh hole.

Usually, at TPC Scottsdale, we see aces happening at the 16th hole, or at least hope to see it at the hole with a near 20,000 fans surrounding the layout. However, at the WM Phoenix Open, spectators were treated to a hole-in-one at the seventh hole, arguably the toughest of the par 3s on the course.

Beginning the day, Fowler started four back of Scottie Scheffler and, after a bogey and a birdie in his first three holes, he was certainly not making any inroads on his fellow countryman.

Last year, Fowler returned back to his old swing coach Butch Harmon and, over the past month, it's become evident that his swing is getting back to what we were used to seeing some five years ago. At the seventh hole, that appeared to be the case as he fired a six-iron into the air, with it landing gently on the green and rolling into the centre of the cup.

Fowler waves to the crowd after his hole-in-one

Fowler waves to the crowd after his ace on the seventh hole

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Although his reaction was pretty muted, you could see the raised smile as he high-fived his caddie and members in the group, with the hole-in-one the third of his professional career.

Knowing the reputation the WM Phoenix Open has, especially with it being on a Super Bowl weekend, we can't imagine the bar tab will be cheap for Rickie but, as you can probably imagine, I'm sure he doesn't really care!

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

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