Rickie Fowler is not only looking for his first green jacket, but the first major of his career. According to CBS Sports, the 2017 Masters marked the first time Fowler was in the lead of any major after 36 holes.
“I love looking up and seeing the big leaderboards. It’s a cool thing about Augusta, very old school with the non‑electronic leaderboards out there. It’s a lot of fun to see your name up there, so hopefully I can go ahead and keep it up on the big leaderboards,” Fowler told CBS Sports after the second day of the Masters.
Leading up to the Masters, Fowler won the Honda Classic in late February.
It marked the fourth PGA Tour victory of his career. Fowler’s other three wins came at the 2015 THE PLAYERS Championship, 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship and 2012 Wells Fargo Championship.
Fowler may not have won a major but that does not mean he has not had success. Since turning pro in 2008, Fowler has earned $26,082,382. According to Golf News, Fowler placed in the top five of all the 2014 majors coming up just short in the four majors.
He entered Augusta with with four top 10 finishes on the 2017 PGA Tour.