What Happened to Rickie Fowler? The Popular PGA Player Is Struggling

Rickie Fowler
What Happened to Rickie Fowler? The Popular PGA Player Is Struggling

It’s always sad when a loved sports player with a promising career and great talent ends up struggling. That’s, unfortunately, the case with one of the most liked and popular PGA Tour players, Rickie Fowler. He has troubles with his childhood friend and longtime caddie and has admitted on several occasions that it has been difficult not taking his career problems home to his wife. So, what’s going to happen with Fowler?

Rickie Fowler Is No Longer a Rising Golf Star

Unlike other players, Rickie doesn’t have the luxury of time, nor is still one of golf’s rising young stars. He is 32 years old, and with just five PGA Tour victories, it’s safe to assume the Oklahoma-native is stuck. Just last week, he returned to the place that was supposed to kickstart his career back in 2015.

At that edition of The Players Championship, Rickie won with a Sunday show where he birdied the infamous 17th hole and shot 67. It seemed like the sky was the limit for this talented golfer. Yet, six years later, at this year’s edition, Rickie Fowler didn’t even make the cut.

A Shaky Future

Professional golfer and CBS analyst Nick Faldo
What Happened to Rickie Fowler? The Popular PGA Player Is Struggling

Ricki’s currently ranked 81st in the world and is yet to qualify for next month’s Masters, something he has managed to do every year since 2011. CBS analyst and six-time major champion Nick Faldo even made a provocative Tweet about Fowler, suggesting that perhaps he cared less about the game and more about his brand endorsements. After all, if Fowler misses the Masters, he would have plenty of time to shoot “another six commercials that week,” Faldo joked.

Things didn’t end there, and after a few more mocking Tweets, Faldo went on the defensive to explain he was just trying to motivate Rickie Fowler to do his best and prove everyone wrong, as he did six years ago. Right after he was voted the most overrated player on the PGA Tour, he went on to win The Players Championship. What will happen next for Rickie? Only time will tell.