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Rickie goes eagle-par-eagle for a front-nine 30 in Phoenix on Friday

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Rickie Fowler, the Waste Management Phoenix Open defending champion, was looking to get something going when he stepped onto the tee box Friday morning. 

He needed to make up some ground after a first-round 74 which left him T-110 going into the second round.

It only took him four holes to get the ball rolling. 


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Starting his second round on the back nine, his string of good play began on No. 13, where he went eagle-par-eagle-par-birdie-birdie. 

When you add that up, it’s an opening-nine, 6-under 30, which vaulted him 86 spots up the leaderboard.

Unfortunately for Fowler, he couldn't keep up the pace on his second nine, recording just one birdie to one bogey for an even-par 35.

In shooting 6-under 65, Fowler moved from well outside the cut line to inside the top 30 when he finished play.