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OHL Classic Recap: Kizzire Bests Fowler

Len Hochberg

Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.

With apologies to Kizzire family, Rickie Fowler should’ve won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
But it was Patton Kizzire who earned his first PGA Tour win on Sunday, outdueling the far more accomplished Fowler over a marathon 36 holes of golf.

The pair began the day tied at the halfway point of the rain-delayed tournament. Kizzire edged in front by one after the third round. Things were largely decided at the start of the final round, when Kizzire picked up three strokes on Fowler in the first five holes, opening a four-shot margin. It dwindled to one by the time they came to 18, but a pair of pars settled matters.


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