This Thursday, the PGA Tour will head to TPC San Antonio to take part in the The Valero Texas Open. This tournament is the perfect opportunity for PGA Tour Veteran Rickie Fowler to turn his season around. The tournament has a relatively weak leaderboard, with many of the top players taking a week off before the Masters. This gives Fowler a chance to build some momentum and gain some confidence heading into the season's first major tournament.
Rickie Fowler, one of the most popular golfers on the PGA Tour, is in need of a win at the Valero Texas Open. The 32-year-old has had a decent season so far, with 3 top-10 finishes in his 11 events played. Fowler has struggled the past few seasons and fell out of the top 100 golf rankings heading into this year, but battled back and climbed to #59 this season. Fowler’s is currently at risk of losing his PGA Tour card and will need a strong showing in Texas if he wants to get his first PGA Tour win since 2019.
Fowler has been a consistent presence on the PGA Tour for over a decade. He has won five times on the Tour, including the prestigious Players Championship in 2015. He has also finished in the top five of all four major championships, although he is still searching for his first major title. Fowler has had some success at the Valero Texas Open in the past, as he finished in the top five in both 2012 and 2013.
A win at the Valero Texas Open would not only provide Fowler with a much-needed boost of confidence, but it would also secure his spot in the upcoming Masters. Fowler has played in every Masters since 2010 but has unfortunately missed the last three years. No golfer on the PGA Tour would want to miss out on the year's first major. He needs to be at his best this week if he wants to have a tee time at Augusta next weekend and to regain his spot among the best golfers in the world.