March 1st, 2010 by Kristofer Anderson
Hunter Mahan won his second tournament on the PGA Tour this weekend and showed that there are still guys in their twenties that can win. Rickie Fowler continued his stellar play with a second place finish just one shot back. Fowler is no doubt questioning his decision to lay up on the par 5 15th hole after his drive left him just 210 yards to carry the water. The Mahan and Fowler finish gives some hope to the younger generation on the PGA Tour. Over last couple years many promising young athletes have failed to live up to their potential and compete on a consistent basis. Mahan is known as one of the best ball strikers on tour but often struggles around the greens, something he did not do this week.
Fowler is no doubt the number one really young gun on tour. He now has two second place finishes, one a loss in a playoff, in the last six months and has shown that he is ready to play on the big stage. He still has to get his first win sometime soon to solidify his place at the top of the game. Over the course of a career second place finishes don’t mean much, besides a healthy paycheck. There is no doubt that he is ready and has been working hard on his game to come out this early in the year with another strong finish.