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Rickie Fowler

Fowler’s been a bit down of late, but his second-place finish at the Memorial Tournament and what he’s accomplished throughout the season lands him on this list.

Averaging 69.4 strokes per round, Fowler is one of the lowest scorers on average the PGA Tour has to offer (No. 3 overall). He won The Honda Classic in February and has five top-10 finishes in 12 total events played.



Fowler missed the cut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and was a non-factor at THE PLAYERS Championship. But in addition to his excellence at the Memorial, he logged an 11th-place finish at the Masters and a 16-under performance at the Shell Houston Open, good for third.

Now at the age of 28, it’s time for Fowler to take his game to the next level. He’s struggled his past two U.S. Opens, missing the cut in 2015 and 2016. Though, before that, Fowler finished in second in 2014 and 10th in 2013. So, he certainly has the game to make a run at the trophy every year.