The 2014 PGA Tour season saw Rickie Fowler finish in the top 5 of all four major championships — a feat that landed him in the company of none other than Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
But since then, the 33-year-old’s once soaring potential has stalled. He remains an eminently marketable player, but the results haven’t been proportionate with his popularity.
Still, Fowler remains committed to competing at the highest level, even if it requires him to take the road less traveled.
🚨 BREAKING: Rickie Fowler files an entry for the US Open Monday Qualifier. This will take place the Monday after the Memorial (June 6th)
It will be a 36 hole qualifiers event held at Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club & Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. pic.twitter.com/xmh3v0lIni
— Rickie Fowler Tracker (@Rickie_Tracker) April 15, 2022
Case in point: this year’s U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Fowler, who failed to qualify for last year’s edition at Torrey Pines, has once again filed entry into a Monday qualifier with the hopes of earning a spot in the field for the national championship.
The 36-hole event is scheduled for June 6 at Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club & Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Powell, Ohio.
Winless since the 2019 WM Phoenix Open, Fowler hasn’t been exempt for the U.S. Open since 2020. The former Oklahoma State standout has five career victories on Tour. His best finish in a major was a solo second-place finish at the 2018 Masters.