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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 214                                                       
Thursday, November 1, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I always felt like I could beat everybody, even if I didn't beat them. I always felt like I was better than them, from when I was like seven, eight years old, even though if I didn't win, I still felt like I was better than the kid. It's something I've always felt. I feel like I'm a very good player but sometimes the results don't always speak for themselves. I mean I didn't win in college until my senior year. Sometimes some people are a little bit slower developing and I guess I was one of them, and then to hit my full potential -- and I'm not even there yet. Hopefully that hits.”

BRAIN TEASER: Last season, this player was a combined 47- under par in the FedExCup Playoffs (best of any player). Can you name him?

PLAYER’S PERSPECTIVE: All too often we hear from analyst’s opinions on player performances. Rarely, do we hear from the player himself. Rickie Fowler offers a candid assessment of his play and whether he was happy with it. “I think golf you're always trying to look at the glass half full. If you just base it off winning and trophies, that doesn't happen very often. So wherever you're making -- kind of I guess moving forward, making things better, whether it's tightening up a certain part of you game or driving better, putting better, felt like I did a good job just being consistent throughout the year,” said Fowler. “All of us want to win out here. Just doesn't happen a whole lot. I need to make it happen just a little bit more for myself.”

Fowler’s first PGA TOUR event as a pro was Las Vegas in 2009. Time flies when you’re having fun! “I'm definitely pleased with where I'm at,” he said in comparison to the 2009 Rickie Fowler. “I don't measure all my success just off winning. I feel like I'm having a positive impact on the game of golf and doing a lot of things away from golf to kind of help build a legacy in a way. It's not all about golf. Yes, I want to win golf tournaments and majors, but there is so much more I want to do. Being able to leave my mark when the time is up, that's not just about trophies.” How many analysts to do you hear talk about that?

PUTT FORE DOUGH! The PGA TOUR often makes desert golf appear like a one-way street. Go low or go home is the motto. However, TPC Summerlin, this week’s venue, isn’t the push over you might think at first glance. Last season, it had the fourth longest Proximity to the Hole average of any course on the PGA TOUR (41’ 4”). From inside 100 yards, TPC Summerlin had the second longest Proximity to the Hole average when in the rough and third longest average on approaches from this distance when in the fairway.

But that being said, the field at TPC Summerlin last season knew how and where to roll the rock. It made birdie or better 18.08% of the time at Summerlin, on approach shots from inside 125 yards, marking the second lowest birdie or better percentage from this distance of any course (non-majors). Quail Hollow was the only course with a lower birdie or better percentage on TOUR last season.

WEB GEMS:

WHAT’S NEXT? Four years after having hired her away from Golf Channel, Holly Sonders will not be part of Fox Sports’ future golf telecasts. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I always felt like I could beat everybody, even if I didn't beat them. I always felt like I was better than them, from when I was like seven, eight years old, even though if I didn't win, I still felt like I was better than the kid. It's something I've always felt. I feel like I'm a very good player but sometimes the results don't always speak for themselves. I mean I didn't win in college until my senior year. Sometimes some people are a little bit slower developing and I guess I was one of them, and then to hit my full potential -- and I'm not even there yet. Hopefully that hits.”--Brooks Koepka.

Last season, Bryson DeChambeau was a combined 47- under par in the FedExCup Playoffs (best of any player). He finished third in the 2018 FedExCup standings. He made 80 birdies leading the TOUR in the 2018 FedExCup Playoffs!

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