Rickie Fowler gets STUCK IN TRAFFIC between rounds at US Open qualifiers

Rickie Fowler has played in every US Open since 2011, but he is now on the brink of missing this year's tournament in the regional qualifiers in Ohio.

Tue, 8 Jun 2021

Rickie Fowler gets STUCK IN TRAFFIC between rounds at US Open qualifiers

Rickie Fowler got stuck in traffic between his two qualifying rounds for the US Open, as he bids to make the field at Torrey Pines later this month.

The five-time PGA Tour winner, who finished tied 11th at the Memorial Tournament last week, is attempting to qualify for the US Open at Brookside Golf and Country Club and The Lakes Golf and Country Club.

Unfortunately, Fowler was unable to get going in his first round at Brookside Golf and Country Club, shooting 1-over-par on a day that was delayed by over three hours due to bad weather. 

His second round is being played at The Lakes Golf and Country Club, which is roughly 12 miles away from the first venue, but Fowler ran into traffic trouble along the way.

Luckily for the 32-year-old, he managed to reach the venue in good time to put some practice in before he took to the course in pursuit of qualifying for the US Open at Torrey Pines later this month.

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Although his second round was delayed due to darkness on Monday evening, the man from California played much better at the second venue, reaching 3-under-par for the event with five holes remaining.

Fowler will resume his round on Tuesday morning on the par-3 14th hole at The Lakes Golf and Country Club and will need a fast start to contend.

"I have a good number with a 7-iron in the morning," Fowler said, as reported by Golfweek.

"Then some birdie holes coming in. Just get some good looks and makes some putts. I didn’t make much through the first 31 holes. It was a long day for sure. A little beat up after last week."

 

 

In the Ohio qualifying section, 120 players are competing for 16 spots and Fowler is currently two shots behind the projected cut of 5-under-par. 

There are currently 26 players inside the cut of this section, which means that there could be a large playoff if multiple players finish on the required score for the cut line.

Chez Reavie currently leads the way on 12-under-par with South African Erik van Rooyen one shot behind. Major champions such as Charl Schwartzel, Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner are also in good shape to qualify from this region.

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