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February 24, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Hotter than his matching pink shirt and shoes, Rickie Fowler led a dynamic charge of golf's next generation Thursday in the Match Play Championship at Marana, Ariz. Fowler brought Dove Mountain to life as much with his game as his attire, making two eagles in a span of three holes to send Phil Mickelson to his worst loss, six and five, in this event. Equally impressive was Italy's teen sensation, 17-year-old Matteo Manassero , who hit a six-iron to four feet on the 17th hole and closed out Charl Schwartzel of South Africa to advance.
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December 11, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman, once ranked No. 1 in the world and a two-time British Open champion, has joined Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson and Rickie Fowler as well as defending champion Brian Gay in the field for the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation golf tournament next month in La Quinta. Norman, a 20-time winner on the PGA Tour and winner of 70 tournaments overall, will play in the event, scheduled for Jan. 13-19, for just the third time in his career.
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April 11, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler and the Masters clash. Let us count the ways. First, there is the color thing. Masters green has a pureness that presents a cooling combination of grass and lime. Fowler green, a shirt-and-pants outfit he wore during the first round here Thursday, is a jarring tone of faded emerald overdosed in yellow. Reports that headache pills were handed out in his gallery proved to be unfounded. Then, there is Masters golf and Fowler golf. The Masters is best handled, and usually won, by those who adhere to the cliches.
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November 7, 2013 | Wire reports
After nearly a year of global travel and dozens of matches, most of Novak Djokovic's rivals are complaining about their mental and physical fatigue. Not the Serb. He thrives in the rigors of a tough autumn finish. Unbeaten since losing the U.S. Open final to Rafael Nadal , Djokovic joined Nadal in the ATP World Tour Finals semifinals at London, overcoming Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday. After extending his winning streak to 19 matches with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over the hard-hitting Argentine, Djokovic said he was playing the best tennis of his season.
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January 20, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Rickie Fowler is unafraid to wear a white belt or an orange golf shirt or to keep his hair long. He is willing to be creative with an iron shot, and why not? Fowler learned about golf by riding motorcycles and whacking balls on a driving range in Murrieta. He didn't fully abandon the daredevil pleasures of taking a bike for big rides in the desert until he was a freshman in high school, when he was a golfer of considerable promise but also with a couple of broken bones. "I had a crash and I had to make a couple of decisions," Fowler said.
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September 7, 2010
Tiger Woods turned out to be the easy selection. Nor did U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin shake the tree very much by inviting former major champions Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson to Wales. The dice roll came when Pavin picked the rookie. Not a Ryder Cup rookie. A PGA Tour rookie. Rickie Fowler, still a week short of marking his first anniversary as a professional, grabbed a slice of history Tuesday when Pavin handed him the final roster spot for next month's matches.
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March 24, 2011 | By Jeff Shain
Reporting from Orlando, Fla. If Spencer Levin could somehow order up enough wind-whipped days on the PGA Tour schedule, he might make some major hay on the money list. As it is, he's finding his place rather nicely. Facing the same 32-mph gusts that kept all but two of the Arnold Palmer Invitational's other 119 players from even breaking 70, Levin crafted a six-under-par 66 on Thursday that propelled him three shots clear of his nearest pursuers. "Six under ? I didn't even think about that on the range," the California native said.
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January 23, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
LA JOLLA - The field for this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines is so deep and rich you could really say it's in another tax bracket. It's a treat to get Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on this kind of track, in this seaside setting, in general agreement on California's income-withholding policy. Rory McIIroy, the world's No.1 player, is not here, but the tournament already seems so stuffed that his absence will hardly be noticed. Rickie Fowler, who opens Thursday play paired with Woods, seems an adequate replacement in the youth demographic department.
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May 12, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
— False starts? Kevin Na even drives himself crazy sometimes with the number of times he backs off a shot. Bogeys? Not Saturday. Somehow blocking out the murmurs every time he stepped back from a shot, the South Korean-born pro used two birdies in his final three holes to take a one-stroke lead at the Players Championship — and perhaps set himself up for an even more nerve-jangling final round. "I know how to play under pressure," said Na, whose first PGA Tour win came seven months ago in Las Vegas.
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December 11, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman, once ranked No. 1 in the world and a two-time British Open champion, has joined Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson and Rickie Fowler as well as defending champion Brian Gay in the field for the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation golf tournament next month in La Quinta. Norman, a 20-time winner on the PGA Tour and winner of 70 tournaments overall, will play in the event, scheduled for Jan. 13-19, for just the third time in his career.
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April 11, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler and the Masters clash. Let us count the ways. First, there is the color thing. Masters green has a pureness that presents a cooling combination of grass and lime. Fowler green, a shirt-and-pants outfit he wore during the first round here Thursday, is a jarring tone of faded emerald overdosed in yellow. Reports that headache pills were handed out in his gallery proved to be unfounded. Then, there is Masters golf and Fowler golf. The Masters is best handled, and usually won, by those who adhere to the cliches.
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March 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Tiger Woods tied a PGA Tour record Monday by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla., for the eighth time, closing with a two-under 70 for a two-shot victory over Justin Rose. “I play well here,” Woods said. “And that's about as simple as it gets.” Oh, and the win put Tiger Woods back on top of the world golf rankings. “That's just a byproduct," he said. " A byproduct of hard work and getting back to winning golf tournaments. Consequently, I've moved up.” Next up for Woods is The Masters, which he has won four times.
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March 23, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Tiger Woods is one round away from returning to No. 1 in the world. With key par saves early in his round and an eagle for the third straight day at Bay Hill, Woods seized control Saturday with a six-under 66 to race by Justin Rose and build a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Orlando, Fla. Woods was at 11-under 205, two shots ahead of Rickie Fowler (67), John Huh (71) and Rose, who at one point was six shots ahead of Woods. Rose had a 39 on the back nine and wound up with a 72. Woods hasn't been No. 1 in the world ranking since the last week of October 2010.
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January 29, 2013 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
A judge handed a death sentence Monday to the violent felon convicted of setting the 2003 Old fire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes, charred the northwestern face of the San Bernardino Mountains and killed five people. His eyes fixed on the judge, Rickie Lee Fowler, 31, didn't show a twitch of emotion as the sentence was announced in a San Bernardino courtroom. Fowler, a methamphetamine user since grammar school, already is serving three life terms for brutally sodomizing a cellmate in county jail.
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January 23, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
LA JOLLA - The field for this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines is so deep and rich you could really say it's in another tax bracket. It's a treat to get Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on this kind of track, in this seaside setting, in general agreement on California's income-withholding policy. Rory McIIroy, the world's No.1 player, is not here, but the tournament already seems so stuffed that his absence will hardly be noticed. Rickie Fowler, who opens Thursday play paired with Woods, seems an adequate replacement in the youth demographic department.
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December 2, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Graeme McDowell led Keegan Bradley by one shot midway through Sunday's final round of the World Challenge while tournament host Tiger Woods failed to mount a charge. McDowell was one under par through six holes, and 14 under for the tournament, at a soaked Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, where the golfers played in a steady drizzle. Bradley birdied the second and fifth holes to stay within a stroke of McDowell, while Bo Van Pelt was five back at nine under. Rickie Fowler of Murietta and Jim Furyk were eight under par. Woods, who began the day five shots behind McDowell, fell seven strokes behind after the five-time World Challenge winner had yet to record a birdie through eight holes.
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August 12, 2010 | By Teddy Greenstein
Bubba Watson prepared for the PGA Championship by shooting videos for Twitter, playing basketball with fellow PGA Tour pro Rickie Fowler, riding on scooters with neighborhood kids and eating ice cream. To say he's the anti-pro would be a bit of an understatement. The left-hander rarely practices and never has taken a lesson, purposely hits hooks and slices, says he didn't know that the acclaimed Pete Dye designed Whistling Straits, welcomes probing questions from reporters ("We can talk all day if y'all want," he offered)
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June 27, 2005 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Rickie Fowler still has his long, stringy brown hair, so that means it must have been a pretty good year. Fowler made a bet with his Murrieta Valley golf teammates about one-third of the way into the season: If he shot higher than 38 for nine holes or more than 76 for 18 holes, they could shave his trademark mop. "I started the season pretty bad," Fowler said. "So one day I walked off the course and made that bet." It worked. Fowler averaged 34.
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October 17, 2012 | Wire reports
Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Minnesota Lynx surge past the Indiana Fever, 83-71, at Minneapolis to even the WNBA finals at one game apiece. Tamika Catchings led the way as usual for Indiana with 27 points and eight rebounds, but the Fever's defense faded after a dominant start. The series now moves to Indiana. Game 3 is on Friday and Game 4 is on Sunday. ETC. Tiger Woods announces World Challenge field Tiger Woods announced the 18-man field for his annual World Challenge, to be played the week after Thanksgiving at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.
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September 29, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
A San Bernardino County jury on Friday ordered a death sentence for the violent methamphetamine addict convicted of setting the catastrophic 2003 Old fire that destroyed 1,000 homes, blackened the San Bernardino Mountains and led to five deaths. The jury in August found that Rickie Lee Fowler deliberately set the blaze by tossing a lighted road flare into brush at the base of the mountains on an October day when Southern California already was overwhelmed by wind-fed wildfires, convicting him of murder and arson.
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