Rickie Fowler modified caddies earlier than his final begin of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season, and he’ll have a brand new swing coach heading into subsequent season, too.
Fowler’s former swing coach, John Tillery, confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that the pair are now not working collectively. It is the newest change for Fowler, who has fallen to 178th within the Official World Golf Rating. Earlier than tying for sixty fourth on the FedEx St. Jude Championship in August, Fowler parted methods with Joe Skovron, who had been his caddie since he turned professional in 2009.
“Man, I like the man,” Tillery advised ESPN. “This job will punch you within the intestine typically. As a coach, there’s nothing higher than watching your guys succeed, and nothing worse than watching them wrestle. The X’s and O’s of what they should do is the straightforward half, however getting it carried out generally is a problem typically, and we did not get it carried out. I am pulling for him and want him nothing however the very best.”
Tillery helped rework Kevin Kisner into one of many prime 30 gamers on the planet. He additionally works with Sepp Straka and Hudson Swafford, who had been winners on the PGA Tour this previous season. Swafford has joined the LIV Golf circuit.
Fowler, who was as soon as ranked as excessive as fourth on the planet through the peak of his profession, has earned greater than $41 million on the course. He earned simply over $1 million this previous season, after lacking the minimize in 9 of twenty-two tour begins. His greatest end was a tie for third on the CJ Cup @ Summit in October.
Fowler certified for only one main this previous season, tying for twenty third on the PGA Championship, and was the final participant to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.