Rickie Fowler revealed how the last couple years on the PGA Tour have moulded him into a better player mentally.
The Californian has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday and feels he is in good mental space to close out the victory.
“From about a year ago to two years ago to where I’m at right now, whether it’s being in the final group or having a chance to win, being in contention, it’s completely different,” said the 27-year-old on pgatour.com.
“You know, it was I would say before maybe not the complete belief or knowledge of knowing what to do and how to win to get the job done, but now it’s fun to go out there and go take care of business.”
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) May 7, 2016
One shot back and putting pressure on Fowler is Robert Castro, while Justin Rose and James Hahn are two strokes off the lead. Defending champion Rory McIlroy is likely out of the running, eight shots behind Fowler.
“Main thing was just to go out and make sure I was in position to win tomorrow,” added the three-time PGA Tour winner after his third round 68.
“I didn’t want to take myself out of the tournament. I’m comfortable playing whether it’s out front, behind, whatever it may be. I’ve won from all areas now. I’m just looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow.
“Like I said, with the way it’s been going, the game’s even going to be better tomorrow and should be fun.”