Fowler gets first PGA victory


CHARLOTTE, NC (TheSpread) – Rickie Fowler finally got his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday, as he won the Wells Fargo Championship in a three-man playoff.

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Fowler shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to get to -14 for the tournament, which put him in a tie with Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points. On the first playoff hole, Fowler hit a beautiful approach shot into No. 18 that left him with a short birdie putt. After seeing his opponents make par, Fowler rammed in the winning put to claim the title.

According to oddsmakers, Fowler had 45/1 odds to win this week, which means a $100 wager on him to prevail will pay out an additional $4,500.

Coming into Sunday’s round, Webb Simpson was the leader, but he finished the day with a 1-over 73 and was one shot outside the playoff at -13 overall.

For top 5 results from the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship, see below

Wells Fargo Championship Top 5 Results

1 Rickie Fowler -14 (-274)*

T2 Rory McIlroy -14 (274)

T2 D.A. Points -14 (274)

4 Webb Simpson -13 (275)

T5 Lee Westwood -11 (277)

T5 Ben Curtis -11 (277)

T5 Ryan Moore -11 (277)

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