Fowler hopes to double up

10 May 2018 05:16:09 EST

Rickie Fowler won the 2015 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and will be looking for more glory at the iconic Florida course this weekend.

Fowler has Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for company in his opening three-ball, with his fellow Americans sharing 19 Majors between them, while both are also former winners of this event.

Hopefully the three of us can kind of get things going and feed off each other.

Rickie Fowler

"I'm looking forward to it," said Fowler. "May try and putt out as much as I can before Tiger does, just so that I'm not hitting while the circus is moving on. But it's going to be fun.

"Hopefully the three of us can kind of get things going and feed off each other and get ourselves in a great position for the weekend.

"But ultimately you want to beat up on all the guys in your group and everyone in the field. It'll be extra motivation, I'm sure. Tiger is going to want to beat up on myself and Phil, and Phil the same way. So we'll have fun out there doing it, though."

Fowler heads back to TPC Sawgrass after tying for 21st in last week's Wells Fargo Championship, while prior to that he finished runner-up to Patrick Reed at the Masters.

"Obviously I feel like, as a player, you always look forward to this week," said the 29-year-old. "It's arguably one of the strongest fields we play all year and it's a great venue we play out here.

"Looking forward to playing well. This is a place where we know we can play well at and we know we can win at.

"So looking forward to building off of last week and see if we can get the putter straightened back out, and we'll be good to go."

Fowler is 11/8 to win his opening round 3-ball with Woods (2/1) and Mickelson (19/10), while he is 2000/1 to secure victory at the tournament for a second time.

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