Winning the Rocket Mortgage Garage Classic was one of the biggest moments in Rickie Fowler‘s career this year. The win gave him hope of an even better performance at bigger events and he has his eyes set up on the Ryder Cup.But the second playoff event is testing the spirits and capabilities of Fowler this week. While the Olympia field is heated up with top contenders, Fowler has found a setback in the middle of an important week that could create trouble for him.
Rickie Fowler plunked on the BMW Championship leaderboard after the third round
The BMW Championship is in the second round of playoffs and all 50 players and fighting on the ground with all their enthusiasm. But the event is tough, and in every round, the match is switching odds. Consequently, the third round proved to be a bad one for Rickie Fowler.His position on the tournament leaderboard sank dramatically on Saturday after the third round. He made a good start in the first round with 4-under 66 at Olympia Fields and followed it in the second round.
But on Saturday he started with a 5-under and made a birdie at the par-4 3rd hole, but he ended up blowing his form. He made the round’s first bogey at the par-4 4th. After two holes, he made another at par-3 6th. He followed it with three more on the back nine. On Saturday, he ranked 45th in strokes gained putting. He made a total of five bogeys and finished with 3 over 73. He went down 18 spots.
This is the year of revival for Fowler. Not only did he go back to his old form of great performance, but also ended the drought of four years by winning the Rocket Mortgage. After this, his big aim remains to play in the Ryder Cup.
Fowler’s dream of playing at the 2023 Ryder Cup
After the Rocket Mortgage win when asked about his next big goal, Fowler said, “One of the end goals was to be a part of the Ryder Cup team, and that’s still what we’re focusing on right now. I’ve been a part of a handful, and that’s—they’re very special weeks, so that’s where I have kind of my eyes.” Fowler played his first Ryder Cup in 2010, after that, he missed twice in 2012 and 2021. But if he couldn’t make it at the Tour Championship in that case he has to depend upon Zach Johnson’s captain’s pick.