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May 12 2012

8:03 PM

Winning in back-to-back weeks

Watch: Fowler's long birdie putt

Rickie Fowler drains a 33-foot putt at the par-4 10th during Saturday's third round.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Rickie Fowler has made a big move in Saturday’s third round – and that’s put him into position to join a rare group of players.

Just three times in the history of THE PLAYERS Championship has the eventual champion also won the previous week on the PGA TOUR.

Fowler, fresh off Sunday’s win at the Wells Fargo Championship – the first TOUR win of his career – could make it two straight if he can complete the deal on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass.

PLAYERS CHAMPS WHO WON PREVIOUS WEEK

Player Year Week prior to PLAYERS THE PLAYERS victory
Tiger Woods 2001 Won Bay Hill Invitational Won by one stroke at TPC Sawgrass
Tom Kite 1989 Won Nestle Invitational Won by one stroke at TPC Sawgrass
Raymond Floyd 1981 Won Doral-Eastern Open Won playoff at Sawgrass CC
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