After locking up the 54-hole lead, Rickie Fowler stayed late to sign autographs at Zozo Championship

Rickie Fowler hasn’t been in contention much lately. In fact, the last time he had a chance to win on the PGA Tour with 18 holes left to play was almost a year ago exactly at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas. He played with Rory McIlroy in the final group but eventually finished T-3.

Fast forward to 2022 and Fowler is in Japan for the Zozo Championship on a sponsors exemption, leading by one entering the final round.

Instead of heading right home to get some rest in preparation for the final round, the fan-favorite stayed late to sign autographs for all the people who waited around for him.

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Leader @RickieFowler stayed late to sign autographs for fans @ZOZOCHAMP. pic.twitter.com/a5XMPlH03w

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 15, 2022

Fowler currently ranks 160th in the Official World Golf Ranking, but with a win Sunday would move up more than 80 spots according to statistics-guru Justin Ray.

On top of a nearly $2 million paycheck, Fowler would earn berths into the 2023 Masters and PGA Championship with a win. The 33-year-old hasn’t played in the Masters since the 2020 COVID edition held in November.

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By: Riley Hamel
Title: After locking up the 54-hole lead, Rickie Fowler stayed late to sign autographs at Zozo Championship
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2022/10/15/pga-tour-news-zozo-championship-rickie-fowler-autographs/
Published Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 20:15:31 +0000

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