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Sunday 17 December 2017

Fowler: Rory will win the Masters

Open Championship joint runner-up Rickie Fowler has no doubt Rory McIlroy will complete the career grand slam with a Masters title after adding the third leg by picking up the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool.

The American is confident McIlroy - who in winning the Claret Jug became only the third person after Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to have completed three-quarters of the grand slam by the age of 25 - will elevate himself into the stratosphere they occupy by winning at Augusta to complete a clean sweep, having won the 2011 US Open and 2012 US PGA.

Doubt

"I really don't have any doubt that he'll win there," said Fowler, who finished joint-second with Sergio Garcia, two strokes behind the newly-crowned Open champion.

"I don't see any reason why he's not going to win there. It definitely fits his game.

"It's hard to say that there's really any course that doesn't suit him when he's on his game and I've seen him play very well there.

"It's just a matter of time but it would be nice if I can get that one before he does.

"We've been here for a few years. Rory is obviously doing well with three majors now. I definitely have some catching up to do but I am getting closer."

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