June 23 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
CROMWELL, Conn. -- After bogeying the 18th hole on Friday, Rickie Fowler was fortunate to even be around for the weekend at the Travelers.
Sunday, he made the most of the opportunity, shooting a 6-under 64 to jump up the leaderboard.
"It's nice to get a decent finish out of it," said Fowler, who had five birdies and an eagle in the final round. "I like where my game is at and where it's headed."
That includes his back, which has bothered Fowler most of the season. While he says there's no pain in it at the moment, he's still doing maintenance on it.
With the Presidents Cup coming later this year, Fowler not only wants to stay healthy but keep his game moving in the right direction.
Last week's tie for 10th at the U.S. Open helped Fowler move to 19th in the standings coming into this week, and making the team has been a goal all year for Fowler, who didn't make last year's Ryder Cup team.
He wasn't the only player to go low early Sunday, though.
Angel Cabrera shot a 63, at one point stringing together five birdies over his first six holes on the back nine.
It was the best score of the season for the Argentinian, who a week ago missed the cut at the U.S. Open following an 81 in the second round.