This year Rickie Fowler’s best result in a major was a share of 46th at The Open, which was a far cry from 2014, when he top-fived at each of golf’s ‘big four’. This week he’s in New Jersey for the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club, where he’ll look to rediscover his form.
The 27-year-old had his best chance of major victory at the PGA Championship two years ago, where he held the lead with eight holes to play. He bogeyed the 14th and couldn’t find a birdie afterwards, thereby sharing third while Rory McIlroy won.
Fowler, the 2010 PGA Tour rookie of the year, has collected seven top-10 finishes on this season and won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on the European Tour.
The majority of those results came early in the season and he has one top-10 finish in his last six starts, which also include three missed cuts.
Fowler triumphed at the 2015 Players Championship against a field that would mirror that of a major, which should give him confidence as he looks to break his major duck.
The Oklahoma State graduate has knocked on the door enough times at the majors, and will hope that his time is now.