Fowler, 22, wins first title as a pro

BY foxsports • October 9, 2011

Rickie Fowler won the OneAsia Tour's Korea Open on Sunday for his first professional title, closing with a 3-under 68 for a six-stroke victory over US Open champion Rory McIlroy.

Fowler, 22, finished at 16 under at Woo Jeong Hills. He opened with rounds of 67 and 70 before making a move with a 63 on Saturday.

''It was a lot of fun,'' said Fowler, the 2010 PGA Tour rookie of the year. ''I played well early on in the final round and then I was comfortable over the last few holes. Overall, I enjoyed the whole week.

''It feels great to have the first win. I played well all week, although I did have to hang in on Friday and post a score. But on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, I had good control of my ball, I drove well and I made some putts.''

McIlroy finished with a 64. South Korea's Kim Meen-whee (71) was third at 10 under, and countryman Y.E. Yang (75) followed at 5 under.


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