Rickie Fowler criticised despite Honda win

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NBC commentator Johnny Miller was critical of Rickie Fowler despite the 28-year-old closing out a four-shot win at the Honda Classic.

Fowler finished on 12-under-par after struggling to a one-over-par 71 on the final day at PGA National and, in a round that contained four bogeys and a double-bogey, it left Miller pretty unimpressed – even though the margin of victory remained the same as it was after 54 holes.

You’ve got to learn to finish out Sundays like a true champion

- Rickie Fowler

“Obviously a win is a win, but you’ve got to learn to finish out Sundays like a true champion,” Miller (below) quipped during the TV broadcast. “He hasn’t learned how to do that yet.”

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When asked about Miller’s comments in his post-round press conference, Fowler wasn’t fazed in the slightest.

“Well, I started with a four-shot lead and I still won by four, so I didn’t play great. It wasn’t a pretty round. But we got the job done. A win’s a win.”

Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald were among players who took to social media to congratulate Fowler and also share their dismay at Miller’s criticism.

Rickie Fowler also revealed that he had a huge amount of support from his peers, including Tiger Woods, who all got in touch with him ahead of his final round.

“He [Woods] texted me last night, as well, and told me to go get it done,” added Fowler, who is up to world No.9. “Rory did text me, Jordan [Spieth] obviously, Justin [Thomas] who was out on 18 green.

“It’s great to have the support of guys that I have either looked up to, enjoy watching, love seeing them play well, and I want to see those guys play well. And we all want to beat each other when everyone is at their best.

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