• Fowler ready to upset the odds

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    Rickie Fowler

    No one is giving Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff much a chance of winning the TaylorMade Driving Relief charity skins game but that doesn’t bother Fowler.

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    The pair take on a current and a former world No. 1 in Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson and trail the duo in terms of titles won.

    Fowler has five PGA TOUR wins with Wolff on one after his breakthrough last July at the 3M Open while their opponents have combined to win 38 times on the PGA Tour including five Majors.

    The numbers have led to a strong slant in opinion about who the probably victors will be.

    ‘I’m looking forward to it,’ said Fowler.

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    ‘Actually seeing some fan reaction saying how much of a favorite Rory and DJ are. So Matt and I are going into this as underdogs.

    ‘We’re ready to bring the upset.’

    Wolff, like his teammate a former Oklahoma State player, is ready.

    ‘With DJ and Rory being a team, two No. 1s, it’s pretty intimidating,’ Wolff said.

    ‘But I think at this point anybody can beat anyone on any given day, especially with a skins game. It’s a lot different. But I think me and Rickie are really comfortable with each other, and I think we’re going to go out and play some good golf and raise a lot of money, which is the most important thing.’

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