Rickie Fowler Jabs at Bryson DeChambeau With an Astounding Statement – ‘It Was Not My Driver’s Fault’

Published 07/23/2021, 2:03 PM EDT
May 17, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Rickie Fowler pitches onto the second green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


The 3M Open is currently underway at the TPC Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And the tournament has had a brilliant start as Rickie Fowler is leading the event after round one. He scored 64 and remained -7 after round one and had a bogey-free day after ages. 

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Fowler started from back nine and opened his account with a birdie on 10, 12,15, and 18. Rickie continued this momentum through the front nine as well, as he finished with three more birdies to shoot -7 and remained T1 on Thursday. 

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Rickie Fowler takes a humorous dig at Bryson DeChambeau

“Coming off Sunday at the Open, a lot of good stuff there, drove it a lot better,” Fowler said in his press conference at the 3M Open. “That was something that was kind of holding me back from making birdies, moving forward last week. I drove it very poorly Friday and Saturday.” 

“It was not my driver’s fault,” said Fowler, taking a playful dig at Bryson DeChambeau, who had blamed his driver last week for a poor off-the-tee play. Had to, Fowler said in the end. 

Moreover, according to PGA Tour, Rickie Fowler did not enjoy a bogey-free round this season until Thursday. His opening round at the 3M Open marked his fifth in his last 26 rounds.   

Rickie sheds light on his opening round of 3M Open

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Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 18, 2021 Rickie Fowler of the U.S. in action during the final round REUTERS/Paul Childs

“So today, I mean, going off of what we did Sunday last week, just needed to tighten a few things up,” Fowler said. “This golf course is fairly generous off the tee. There’s a few lakes, ponds that you just need to avoid. Other than that, it’s go attack for the most part.” 

“So I think we did a good job of just managing our way around since I haven’t necessarily seen the golf course a whole lot before. Played 18 Tuesday and nine yesterday, but yeah, just felt good, kept it simple. It was nice to see some putts go in on top of it because that’s been another part of the game that really hasn’t helped me a whole lot the last couple years.”

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Rickie Fowler is looking to be in contention for the first time after ages, going into the weekend, at the 3M Open. But for that, he needs to keep the momentum going and not make any silly mistakes. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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