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Fowler caps off stellar year, ready to work on wedges

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NASSAU, Bahamas – Rickie Fowler closed in 64 Sunday at the Hero World Challenge, but he would have needed a 59 to beat Bubba Watson. Fowler finished four shots back, in third place.

He’s now like the rest of his Tour brethren: trying to get a little rest, but also trying to stay sharp for the upcoming year.

Fowler said his next few weeks will consist of some photo shoots, some club testing, a pro-scratch event with his caddie and a little work with swing coach Butch Harmon. He’ll then spend Christmas with his family before heading to Maui early for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Fowler won three big-time events around the world this year: The Players Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship and Scottish Open. The goal for next year is to “fine-tune” what’s been working and improve on his wedge play.

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“I want to get better from 150 yards and in,” he said. “Want to get my distances better. If I get better on proximity to the hole that increases the number of putts I can make.”

Fowler ranked T-108 on Tour this past season in greens hit in regulation from 125-150 yards. He was 111th in proximity to the hole from that range.