Rickie Fowler set to miss FedEx Cup Playoffs again after Wyndham missed cut

Rickie Fowler missed the cut for the eighth time this week at the Wyndham Championship, dropping him to 133rd place in the FedEx Cup standings.

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Sat, 6 Aug 2022
Rickie Fowler set to miss FedEx Cup Playoffs again after Wyndham missed cut

It is extremely disappointing to see Rickie Fowler continue to toil on the PGA Tour and despite a late rally on Friday at the Wyndham Championship, he is more than likely to miss out on the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

He entered the week in North Carolina ranked 123rd in the FedEx Cup standings and he needed a better showing if he was to make the 125-man field for the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

After an opening round of 71 left him 10 shots behind John Huh at Sedgefield Country Club, Fowler shot a 1-under-par 69 on Friday to finish on level-par for the week.

Starting on the back nine in the second round, the 33-year-old made three bogeys in his first four holes. This was not the ideal start for someone chasing the cut.

Fowler missed the weekend by two shots and he needs snookers if he is to avoid missing the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the second year in a row, having qualified for 11 consecutive seasons prior to this slump.

Winless on the Tour since the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2019, it is this victory which keeps him exempt through the 2022/2023 season.

The five-time Tour victor has only made one top-10 in 20 events this season. This came at the very start of the schedule, coming tied third behind Rory McIlroy at the CJ Cup.

Since the first event of the LIV Golf tour kicked off in June, Fowler's name has been rumoured to be the next to join Greg Norman's roster, but these rumours haven't proven to be true yet.

At the other end of the PGA Tour leaderboard, Joohyung Kim leads the way alongside Brandon Wu on 9-under-par despite making a quadruple-bogey on his very first hole on Thursday.

According to the Tour, during the ShotLink era, no player has ever started a tournament with a score worse than a double-bogey and gone on to win.