The Zach Johnson-led-American team has had a disappointing start to the Ryder Cup. But the nation’s pride is on the line as the team is aiming for a comeback in the evening four-ball session on Saturday. But even so, the current tournament has not been short of drama as Rickie Fowler was brought into the limelight amidst the humiliating performance.
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The PGA Tour star was rested for the second day and was alleged to be sick. But a new revelation has come out denoting some other reason for the professional’s absence, nothing short of a dirty and dramatic one at that!
The reason for Rickie Fowler’s absence
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The American Ryder Cup star was absent from the action on the second day, and as per reports it was owing to an infection. The commentators also disclosed during the game on Friday as to how he might be down with a sinus infection. However, the latest revelation points to Captain Johnson as the reason for his absence.
🚨#BENCHED: Steve Sands reports that Rickie Fowler has been benched by Zach Johnson and that the decision to not have him play on Saturday was a ‘captains decision’ and ‘not health related.’ @RickieLegion
— NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF) September 30, 2023
The tweet uploaded by NUCLR GOLF on their social media handle mentions how Steve Sands reported that the decision to bench the 34-year-old was made by the skipper. Moreover, the American golf television personality also pointed out how the decision was “not health related” as opposed to what the viewers and fans were led to believe.
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