American ace injured just a month before Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Trophy 160818

With just over a month to go until the first shots are hit at the 2018 Ryder Cup, USA captain Jim Furyk will undoubtedly be somewhat concerned at news of an injury to one of his star man.

Rickie Fowler, who was the seventh of eight automatic qualifiers for the American side, has withdrawn from The Northern Trust, the opening event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, next week.

The 29-year-old took to Instagram to inform his fans that he’ll be missing the tournament at Ridgewood Country Club after an MRI scan detected a partial tear of his right oblique.

“More than ready” for the Ryder Cup? Here's hoping...

Fowler has played in the Ryder Cup three times previously.

• REVEALED! Team USA's outfits for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France

• Rickie Fowler pays classy tribute to Jarrod Lyle at US PGA Championship

He was on the US side that lost on European soil at Celtic Manor in 2010 and again at Gleneagles in 2014 before finally tasting victory for the first time at Hazeltine two years ago.

Rickie Fowler Ryder Cup Trophy

Interestingly, going into the 2016 contest, Fowler had failed to register a win in eight Ryder Cup matches.

His one-up win over Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan, in the company of Phil Mickelson, in the opening morning’s foursomes session got that monkey off his back. He now has a 2-4-5 overall record in the match.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
CALLAWAY MAVRIK DRIVERS - Should one of these be your new driver?
Callaway
play button
MAVRIK vs EPIC FLASH – Is Callaway’s new driver longer???
Callaway
play button
REVIEW – TAYLORMADE SIM vs SIM MAX
TaylorMade
play button
NEW TAYLORMADE SIM DRIVERS – Why you NEED to try them
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Fleetwood tips former world no.1 for Ryder Cup spot
“We are not robots,” says Garcia on 2019 flare-ups
Westwood targets Ryder Cup spot as he equals sensational record
Gleneagles raided by thieves
Would you try this? Check out John Smoltz' unique putter!

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The importance of shoulder turn in the golf swing
Callaway
play button
How to stop hooking the ball
Callaway
play button
Good fundamentals are key to a good golf swing
Watch
play button
Work on your body rotation
Watch
See all videos right arrow