After the separation with his younger brother, Rickie Fowler also decided to break up with his trainer John Tillery. Back to square one for the little Californian, as he will once again be trained by Butch Harmon. The last three years of Rickie Fowler’s career haven’t been easy, and after switching caddys ahead of the first FedEx Playoffs tournament in Memphis last month, the 33-year-old also parted ways with his old swing coach.
John Tillery has confirmed to ESPN that he will no longer work with Fowler, who is currently World No. 178 after reaching No. 4.
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“This job takes you to the guts. As a coach, there is nothing better than seeing your guys succeed, and nothing worse than seeing them struggle.»
Tillery said. Fowler had five wins on the PGA Tour between 2012 and 2019, but in recent years he hasn’t been able to stem his decline in the rankings. In 2021 he missed the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the first time and this year he finished bottom of the regular season.
He only owes his participation to the elimination of the LIV player ranking. At the beginning of the season and for the first time in his career, he did not qualify for The Players. This year due to lack of results he had also missed the Masters and the US Open for the second consecutive year.
After parting ways with caddy Joe Skovron, who had been with him since his pro debut in 2009, Fowler turned in a 65 in the first round in Memphis but was unable to deliver. The young father Fowler, therefore, has chosen to reconnect with his former trainer Butch Harmon, and will be at the start of the first tournament of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season next week, the Fortinet Championship in Napa, California. .
Rick Yutaka Fowler, better known as Rickie Fowler (Murrieta, California, December 13, 1988), is an American golfer who competes on the PGA Tour. He has recorded five wins and 72 top 10 finishes throughout his career. He was ranked fourth on the money list for the 2015 season and eighth in 2014.
In major tournaments, Fowler was second at the 2014 US Open and 2014 British Open, third at the 2014 PGA Championship, and fifth at the 2011 British Open and 2014 Augusta Masters. He also won the Men’s Championship. 2015.
, was second in the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and 2012 The Players Championship, and third in the 2014 WGC Match Play and 2014 WGC-HSBC Champions. In 2017 he won the Honda Classic played on the Pga National course. In 2019 he claimed his fifth PGA win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. On the other hand, in terms of team competitions, Fowler played the 2015 Presidents Cup with the US team, obtaining one win and three losses. He also participated in the 2017 and 2019 edition of this cup where he helped the American team to victory.