May 7, 2012- Ricky Fowler finally won his first PGA Tour event on Sunday, by winning at Quail Hollow in sudden death against D.A. Points and Rory McIlory the defending U.S. Open Champion. He finished off the pair in sudden death by knocking a wedge to just four feet on the 18th to take the victory at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Fowler, the 23-year old, has been described as the next great American player since he became a pro with his bright colors. He won the tournament decked out in his Sunday orange outfit, which has become his trademark. Now Fowler has the win to go with all the hype. It was his 67th career start on the PGA Tour as a pro. To top it all, he beat the world’s number two player McIlory in the process.
Fowler said he hopes to be playing beside Rory for many years. Fowler ended the final round with a 3-under 69. McIlory established himself on this same course two years ago, as a 20-year old who set a course record 62 by sinking a 40-foot putt.
Points, a 35-year old veteran, was also in the playoff. He earlier had the tournament in his hands, until a bogey on the 18th put him in a tie with the other two. Prior to his bogey on the last hole, Points had played 40 holes without a bogey.