Hampered by a back injury last year, Fowler said he's finally healthy for the first time since last year's U.S. Open.
“The last five weeks, playing in four events, are not the results I wanted,” Fowler said. “But health-wise I feel really good. I just need some putts to drop, get some good mojo going, get a little rhythm going. I've been swinging it really well. I'm pretty excited about what's about to happen with my game.”
California born and raised, Fowler views Oklahoma as his second home. Last week he matched the first $100,000 given to tornado relief in the Oklahoma City area from fans at the Colonial in Fort Worth.
“Oklahoma is definitely part of who I am,” Fowler said. “That’s never going to go away. Even though it was only two years here I love Stillwater and getting back when I can. I love hanging around Tulsa. Oklahoma is a great place. I wish I could spend more time here.”
Fowler is committed to playing in the Patriot Cup. At this year’s event Fowler was paired with Major Dan Rooney, who six years ago founded the Folds of Honor Foundation which raises money for college scholarships for families of military members injured or killed in service.
“I really hope this keeps fitting into my schedule the way it has,” Fowler said. “There are bigger things out there than golf. It’s a pretty special deal to spend the day here with Major Dan and everyone else. It’s a great cause.
“It definitely fits with Memorial Day. Major Dan is a pretty incredible person. It’s been great helping him out. It’s the least we can do as golfers. Memorial Day is Memorial Day for a reason. It’s a great to remember those who have given us the freedom to tee it up on a day like today.”