On Golf: A Generation Driven to Win, but Practiced in Camaraderie

On Golf: A Generation Driven to Win, but Practiced in Camaraderie

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Fowler, 28, posted a final-round 67. He made four birdies in a row on the final nine, which he played in 32 strokes. It was a closing charge worthy of a champion, though he finished three shots behind Thomas. Fowler rightly chose to frame his finish as a major sign of progress.

“Made all the cuts,” the 10th-ranked Fowler said, referring to the four majors. “That’s a good step.”

It was more than seven of the nine players ahead of Fowler in the world rankings could say. And yet the attitude persists in golf — and elsewhere — that anyone who doesn’t win is a loser. The proof was in this tweet by the veteran tour caddie Kip Henley after the final putt dropped Sunday:…



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