Rickie Fowler has finished 5t, 2t, and 2t in the first three majors, setting himself up for the calendar year Top 5 Slam.
So what, you say? No W? What is the big deal?
Well, if Fowler finishes in the top five at the PGA, he will become only the third player to record a Top 5 Slam since the Modern Era began in 1958. And the others? Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods!
So, a Top 5 Slam would be super cool for the super popular Fowler – the Fans Favorite.
And, if he were to achieve it with a W at the PGA, he would become the odds on choice for Player of the Year, and he would complete one of the best years in golf history!
While Tiger’s comeback is a nice story, and McIlroy’s bid for his first double major winning season is of interest, to me, nothing tops Fowler’s bid for a 2014 for the record books.