Rickie Fowler turns into final gentleman standing, narrowly generating the Fedex Cup Playoffs with the closing spot, No. 125, heading into the FedEx St. Jude Championship this weekend.
Rickie Fowler has almost certainly benefited the most from the exodus of players to LIV. He’s missed numerous cuts this calendar year on the PGA Tour, together with previous week at the Wyndham Championship, which seemed to knock him out of rivalry to participate in the Fedex Playoffs. He started out out at Wyndham in the 133rd spot, but thanks to the defection of 10 players to the LIV Golfing league, he jumped 10 spots to No. 123 at the outset of the week.
A musical chair last-minute scramble at Wyndham noticed many players knock themselves out of the major 125 like Austin Smotherman, Brian Stuard, and Justin Decreased, leaving Fowler in a safer posture at No. 124. But the shock earn by Joohyung Kim gave the Wyndham winner conditional Tour position and knocked Fowler down a peg to bubble guy standing. For the whole breakdown, look at out this detailed analysis.
The 33-yr-aged Fowler is plainly in a two-12 months funk, symbolized by the threat of practically lacking the Playoffs a 2nd year in a row. However, by the skin of his tooth, Fowler managed to make it.
The FedEx spot also guarantees him an possibility to participate in The Players, where he gained in 2015, his most important accomplishment, and a event he wouldn’t have qualified for if it weren’t for the FedEx placement. That get, together with his 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open up title and an more 12 months due to the COVID pandemic gave him a Tour exemption by means of 2023. Luck has undoubtedly served the 5-time PGA Tour winner to get him as a result of another year.
Final year was the initially time that the new father (whose daughter, Maya, was born very last November) had skipped the FedEx Playoffs right after 11 straight visits, sitting well outdoors the bubble at place No. 134. Fowler’s greatest finish this period transpired at the CJ Cup past fall by inserting T3. But 7 skipped cuts have ongoing the experience of a slump for the charismatic and proficient golfer, just one of the most likable players on the Tour.
Even if he barely made it, Rickie Fowler can shake off the humiliation of missing the FedEx Cup Playoffs two years in a row and can glance forward to advancing to the postseason opener, the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tennessee. The Rickie Fowler Tracker fans can breathe a sigh of aid for their beloved golfer.