Rickie Fowler broke down in tears in the media center after his playoff loss Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcome by emotion talking about his family.
"The hard part is having all my friends and family and grandpa and my dad who haven't seen me win," Fowler said. "But I will be able to kind of hang with them tonight. I'll be all right."
He hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole — the first in regulation and the second on the fourth and final extra hole — to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory.
"This one hurts," Fowler said.
He blew a two-shot lead on the 317-yard 17th in...