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Rickie Fowler gut-wrenchingly misses first U.S. Open since 2010 by one shot

Rickie Fowler will miss his second main of the yr after failing to qualify for subsequent week’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in an excruciating vogue. 

Fowler, 32, received up Tuesday morning to play 5 holes in Columbus, Ohio, after a rain delay Monday. On the par-4 18th, Fowler’s chip from the again of the inexperienced was almost one function in need of the outlet, conserving him out of the 5-for-4 playoff to get into subsequent week’s main by one shot. 

“It’s a grind, I much rather skip this day and be sitting at home,” Fowler mentioned to Golf Channel after failing to qualify for the U.S. Open. “But yeah, to be kind of where I was the last 24 hours, I didn’t quite execute that well until this morning, didn’t make a whole lot. We’re in a good spot, I’m excited with where the game currently is coming off the [PGA Championship] and last week at Memorial. So better stuff ahead.” 

The California native who at one time was the fourth-best participant on the planet is now No. 87. He has been enjoying higher as of late, ending tied for eleventh on the Memorial, projecting him up 14 spots on the planet rankings. After accepting a particular invitation to play within the 2021 PGA Championship, he completed tied for eighth at Kiawah Island however a bogey on the 72nd gap slipped him out of the top-4 and price him an automated bid into subsequent yr’s Masters. 

Before the heartbreaking last gap, Fowler holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the par-3 14th, adopted by a par on No. 15. He virtually eagled on the par-5 sixteenth after which missed from 15 toes to birdie No. 17, ending the spherical capturing a 66, in comparison with his 73 throughout Monday’s first spherical. 

After the spherical, Fowler, who will miss his first U.S. Open since 2010, caught round at The Lakes to take part within the 12-man second alternate playoff. 

During this yr’s Masters, Fowler watched just a few rounds with Tiger Woods and he did not rule out spending some extra time with Woods in the course of the third main championship of the yr. 

“If [Woods] is home I’m sure there’s a chance of that,” Fowler mentioned. “Go hang with [Woods and his son Charlie] and maybe get Charlie out to play a little bit.” 

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