Rickie Fowler wins the weather interrupted Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in United Arab Emirates.
Rickie won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship with a final round -3 under par 69 for a tournament total of -16 under par.
Rickie was very satisfied to start his season with a win, confirming his winning ways of last season were just the beginning of an upward progression, and moves him up to fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking;
“This was a big one. Last year having a multiple-win season, to come back and work on getting back in the winner’s circle after a successful season and keep moving forward.”
“This is a great start.”
“It’s great field that HSBC has put together here. The course is in perfect shape.”
“It was a lot of fun today. It was a bit stressful at times.”
“Thomas is playing well. It’s fun to kind of go head-to-head with him being in the same group. We had a good time.”
“It’s nice to come out on top this week.”
“I’d like to jump in and be a part of that crew and see if we can continue to win some Majors if I can jump in there.”
“The goal right now with where my game’s at, the best it’s been this early in the season in my career, I’m working on getting ready for Augusta. And I’d like to have my shot at getting the Green Jacket there.”
“The ultimate goal this year is to go win a Major and this is a step in the right direction for sure.”
Second place went to Thomas Pieters, he carded a last round -5 under par 67 to post -15 under for the tournament.
Tied in third position were Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson, both two shots off the pace at -14 under par. Rory had a last round -4 under 68 while Henrik carded -5 under 67.
World number one Jordan Spieth finished in the group five shots back at -11 under par, while Ian Poulter could do nothing in the final round, going round at even par 72 for T14 at -9 under par.