Fowler aims to join Majors club

27 December 2017 21:21:43 GMTPlus11

After a string of near misses, Rickie Fowler's main goal for 2018 is to finally secure a first Major championship victory.

The American has played in 32 so far, registering seven top-five finishes and finishing joint runner-up at the US Open and Open Championship in 2014.

He pushed hard again in 2017, taking the halfway lead at the Masters and leading the way after the first 18 holes of the US Open. He eventually finished T11 at Augusta National and T5 at Erin Hills.

Fowler added T5 in the USPGA Championship while his 'worst' performance was T22 in the Open Championship, with that consistency showing he is a legitimate contender to win any of the four Majors.

Speaking after his Hero World Challenge win earlier this month, Fowler noted: "We only get four chances a year, so there's four big weeks that we always think about it.

"But I put myself in position to be in contention at Majors, so we're just going to keep knocking at the door."

His first chance will come at Augusta in April and he's finished inside the top 12 at the famed Georgia venue three times in the last four years.

"I don't have to play my best golf around here to get it around the golf course and still find a way to score," he said last year. "I know this golf course too well now.

"You have to have a lot of imagination. It's something around here that I love to do, so I've had a blast getting to know the golf course."

Fowler is 21.00 to win the Masters and land that elusive first Major.

The 29-year-old is 19.00 for the US Open, 17.00 for the Open Championship and 19.00 for the USPGA Championship.

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