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Watch the TWO final-round hole outs that led to Rickie Fowler's win

January 24, 2016

Didn't see any of Rickie Fowler's win in Abu Dhabi? We don't blame you. That Abu Dhabi time difference is tough.

Thankfully, Golf Channel provided some highlights from it's coverage, which will allow you to get caught up quickly. In fact, we're going to boil down his final-round 69 to just two shots. Fowler holed out twice on Sunday, which wound up being the difference in his one-shot victory over Thomas Pieters and two-shot margin against Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson.

The first came on the par-5 eight. After making a double bogey on No. 7, Fowler erased those two strokes with this remarkable long bunker shot for eagle:

That gave Fowler a three-shot lead on the back nine, but Pieters and McIlroy, who eagled the 18th hole both made charges. Fowler dashed their hopes for good, though, with this delicate birdie chip on No. 17:

There's been a lot of talk about the swing transformation Fowler has made under Butch Harmon, and certainly that's been a big part of his ascension in the Official World Golf Ranking. But on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, Fowler drove for show, and chipped for dough.