Rickie Fowler Withdraws From Second Straight Playoff Event

If it wasn’t weird enough walking the grounds all week at Ridgewood not seeing or interacting with one of the most beloved in the game, well … it’s going to be another weird week.

Unfortunately, the Boston area fans will miss Fowler this week at TPC Boston due to a lingering oblique injury. The 29-year-old sits in a comfortable spot in the FedEx Cup standings  at 22nd and already guaranteed himself a trip to the BMW Championship at Aroninmink in two weeks.

Rickie Fowler of the United States gestures after playing his shot…

Rickie Fowler of the United States gestures after playing his shot from the fifth tee during the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 11, 2018 in St Louis,… Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Honestly, I feel its a bold move but smart one.   Come out strong and play well at the BMW and you’ll seal a strong chance for the FedExCup.  But overall, Ryder Cup has a huge meaning to all of these guys; including Rickie Fowler.

Rickie won at TPC Boston three years ago; but something became obviously wrong during round 2 of the PGA Championship at Bellerive.   Let’s observe and see how it plays out.  For the meantime, the city of Boston has to deal with Tiger Woods to watch in a playoff event.

I’m sure Rick will figure it out.

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