Rickie Fowler did not play well and achieved a T53 finish at last week’s Open Championship. However, the 32-year-old is now contrastingly in contention to win the 3M Open 2021 after a blistering first round. Furthermore, Fowler dropped a significant update on Tiger Woods recently.
Rickie Fowler provides Tiger Woods health update
Fowler spoke with the media on Wednesday from Blaine, Minnesota, where he’s currently competing at the 3M Open 2021. The five-time PGA Tour winner was asked to provide some details about Tiger Woods, to which Fowler rendered a few lines of positivity.
“I know he’s been getting after it as far as rehab goes—that takes up most of his day,” Fowler told the reporters. “I know as kind of stubborn as he is, being as big of a kind of golf nerd as all of us are, he’s putting the work in. … I know it’s been tough. It’s a long road till now, he’s got a long road ahead, but he’s putting the work in.”
Tiger Woods suffered a single-car crash late in February. The scary incident has pulled him out of competing since, and the 15-time Major winner will have to undergo serious rehab for a few more months to get back into good shape.
Fowler has always looked upto Woods, and in this case, watching him battle past injuries at the age of 45 is sending out a strong message. Fowler himself has been through a form slump, but he looks to be in redemption mode at the 3M Open.
It’s been a very long time since Rickie Fowler emerged as a PGA Tour event’s 18-hole leader. The 32-year-old played fantastic golf at TPC Twin Cities to cruise atop the 3M Open’s leaderboard after Round 1.
Fowler shot a 7-under 64 and produced a bogey-free round on Thursday. He made seven birdies and 11 pars en route to his 64 and displayed 71.43% driving accuracy in Round 1. This is certainly a terrific start for the 32-year-old who’s been experiencing a form slump over the last few months.
It might be too early, but can Rickie Fowler hold on to his game and gun for glory at the 3M Open 2021? All he needs is three more solid rounds of golf.
‘Not going to happen’: Golf fans shattered over Tiger Woods news
Golf fans have been left saddened after it emerged Tiger Woods is unlikely to make an appearance at the Ryder Cup this weekend.
Team USA will battle Team Europe in golf’s annual teams event at Whistling Straits.
However USA captain Steve Stricker revealed on Tuesday that Woods is unlikely to make an appearance after previously flagging that he might.
Woods sustained serious injuries after crashing his SUV on February 23 in the Los Angeles County city of Rancho Palos Verdes.
The 45-year-old is recovering from open fractures to his tibia and fibula, which needed a rod inserted to aid healing, and also foot and ankle injuries that needed screws and pins placed to aid in stabilisation.
“Probably not going to happen,” Stricker said of the possibility of Woods showing up to watch the Ryder Cup.
“He’s been, you know, obviously in my ear a lot and I call him pretty regularly. He’s part of our Ryder Cup team.
“He’s part of what we do. He’s been part of so many of these teams.”
Stricker said some of the American players had visited Woods ahead of the Ryder Cup, but it wasn’t the right time for the 15-time major champion to attend the event.
“I think it’s just not a good time for him to be here physically because of where he’s at in his rehabilitation and tough course to walk,” he said.
“Everybody is going to see it, from tee-to-green, it’s difficult. So probably won’t show up.
“But he’s getting better and his focus and mine is on making a comeback to play again.
“We don’t want to get in the way of that because we would all love to see him come back and play.”
Tiger Woods continuing rehabilitation after car accident
Earlier this month, Stricker said Woods is continuing his rehabilitation from the accident “to get better and try to play golf again”.
“He’s very passionate about (the Ryder Cup). He’s a great guy to talk to. He’s a great guy to lean on. We’ve had a number of talks,” Stricker said.
“He’s a part of this Ryder Cup family; he won’t be able to be a captain’s assistant this time around just because of his ongoing rehabilitation to try to get better and try to play golf again, and that is going well.
“He’s progressing, he’s doing well, things are moving in the right direction.”
The last words from Woods publicly about his recovery came in late May when he said he was focused on “walking on my own.”
He was hospitalised for almost a month after the crash.
Woods played three events in the 2020-21 PGA Tour season, most recently the 2020 Masters that was delayed until November, as he was recovering from back surgery.
The Ryder Cup begins September 24.
Tiger Woods Joins Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Others in NFT Craze: Partners With Tom Brady’s New Company
Over the last few months, we’ve all seen athletes release NFTs (nonfungible tokens) of their own. The buzz around those has increased with time, players as well as fans including in this digital collecting. This time, golf icon Tiger Woods is the latest addition to a list of celebrities to release a line of NFTs online.
According to recent reports, Woods taking part in this recent craze is via a company linked to NFL star Tom Brady. Let’s take a look at what exactly Woods has invested in.
Tiger Woods girlfriend: Moment Tiger whispers ‘I Love You’ to Erica Herman after HUGE win
TIGER WOODS celebrated his first victory in five years at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday with girlfriend Erica Herman – watch as the couple embrace and the golf star whispers “I love you” to his girlfriend.
Tiger Woods, 42, look jubilant with girlfriend Erica Herman as he celebrated his 80th PGA tour win.
In the moments after the win, the former number one went straight to his girlfriend who showered him in affection.
The 33-year-old was supporting her beau from the side of the green and rushed over to congratulate him on his victory.
Video footage shows the moments after the win when the golf star wrapped his arms around Ms Herman, who greeted him with a kiss.
The golf icon has been dating Erica Herman since at least November last year.
The 33-year-old brunette works in the restaurant industry.
According to US publication Heavy, she was the general manager at the golfer’s restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, for several months.
Ms Herman can often be seen supporting Woods around the world as he competes.
Mr Woods took a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose into the final day at East Lake and held on pick up the 80th PGA title of his career.
Only a dramatic birdie on the 18th from Rose prevented the American star from claiming the overall FedEx Cup title as well.
Of his Tour Championship victory, Woods said: “I just can’t believe I’ve pulled this off. It’s been tough.
“I’ve had it not so easy the last couple of years and worked my way back and couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone around me.”