Per week after carding essentially the most birdies ever in a single U.S. Open, Rickie Fowler remains to be on a heater.
Fowler carded eight birdies and an eagle Saturday at TPC River Highlands to surge into rivalry on the Vacationers Championship.
He had a shot at an elusive 59, however his birdie chip off the perimeter on his last gap got here to relaxation inside two ft of the opening. He knocked within the gimme putt to accept a 60 that left him at 15-under by means of three rounds. There have been no blemishes on his card.
The 60 was the second of the week at TPC River Highlands. Denny McCarthy likewise got here up inches away from a 59 Thursday to attain an opening-round 60. Solely 12 gamers in Tour historical past have damaged 60. Scottie Scheffler stays the final to realize the feat together with his 59 on the 2020 Northern Belief.
Fowler began Saturday on the again 9 and recorded birdies on 12 and 13 to get to 7-under. He completed his opening 9 with birdies on 17 and 18 to make the flip at 30. He then recorded his third and fourth straight birdies on 1 and a couple of to maneuver to 7-under for the day. He saved his most spectacular shot of the day for No. 6.
Fowler’s second shot on the par-5 set him up with a chip shot to doubtlessly arrange a birdie try. As a substitute he put it within the gap from off the inexperienced to maneuver to 9-under on the day and convey historical past into play.
A birdie on 8 left him at 10-under and one other birdie away from 59. However his method on the par-4 ninth rolled off the inexperienced and onto the perimeter, forcing him to chip as an alternative of putt for his shot at golf lore. The 60 nonetheless stood as his career-best rating.
A five-time winner on Tour, Fowler hasn’t recorded a victory for the reason that 2019 Waste Administration Open. He’ll hope to get again into the win column Sunday due to his massive shifting day Saturday.