Rickie Fowler has won the Waste Management Phoenix Open after overcoming an unlucky triple-bogey along the way.
Rickie Fowler was cruising to victory during the wet, final round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open when things got even wetter for him at the par-4 11th hole at TPC Scottsdale.
Faced with a chip shot to a back pin, Fowler’s golf ball never checked at all on the wet greens and skidded over the back and into the water hazard penalty area.
From there, things got worse. After taking a penalty drop (from knee height) that saw the ball roll into the water twice, Fowler placed his ball on the edge of the water. While surveying his shot, the ball rolled back into the penalty area.
The eventual triple-bogey (finishing with an impressive putt) saw Fowler’s lead go from four strokes to one. And then it disappeared altogether after a bogey and the 12th.
Fowler regained his composure to eventually win by two-strokes. Full final round highlights here: