Fowler sidelined by torn oblique

Fowler has withdrawn from the Northern Trust Open, hopes to fully recover for FedEx Cup finale and Ryder Cup. 

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Fowler sidelined by torn oblique

Rickie Fowler has withdrawn from next week’s Northern Trust Open after it was confirmed he has suffered a partial tear in his right oblique, a muscle on the outside of the abdomen.

The Californian has been playing through the pain in his last two tournaments, but is keen to rest ahead of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and Ryder Cup at the end of September.

Fowler, 29, picked up the injury playing the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Northern Trust is the first event of the season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs which offers up $10m dollars to the winner of the last event of the season, the Tour Championship.