Rickie Fowler Responds to Nick Faldo’s Comments About a Potential Snub at the 2021 Masters

Published 03/21/2021, 5:33 AM EDT
Mar 18, 2021; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA; Rickie Fowler tees off on the 10th hole during the first round of The Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National (Champion). Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


It is no secret that Rickie Fowler is struggling on the PGA Tour. The Oklahoma State alum is currently suffering a rough patch in his career, but that hasn’t affected his popularity. People still chatter a lot about Fowler on social media, and the latter recently responded to one such constructive criticism made by a former PGA Tour pro. 

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Rickie Fowler is working hard to revive his career that once showed plenty of promise. Although the road is not over yet, Fowler is frustrated with how his form slump is affecting his personal life as well. 

On top of all that, his sub-par performances have put a major career-streak on the line. Rickie Fowler has taken part at every Masters tournament since 2010, including every Major championship since that year, but there’s a chance of the streak ending this April. 

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Mar 18, 2021; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA; Rickie Fowler stands on the green of the 8th hole during the first round of The Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National (Champion). Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Amid growing concerns that Rickie Folwer will miss The 2021 Masters, Nick Faldo, a three-time winner at Augusta, passed a comment that received mixed opinions on the open forum. 

While a lot of fans took this as a jab at Fowler, the five-time PGA Tour winner has come out and responded in a different manner. 

Nick Faldo’s comments are a source of motivation for Rickie Fowler

While Nick Faldo registered his comments on March 3, Rickie Fowler only got the time to react to it after Round 2 at The Honda Classic 2021, where he’s tied for 66th place after the end of three rounds.

Fowler was asked to give his take on Faldo’s comments on Friday, and the California native rendered a calm and collected response and held his ground. 

“No, I know where Nick was trying to come from on that, and it’s like a competitor to competitor, you’re trying to needle each other and get each other going type of thing,” Fowler mentioned. 

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“I am fortunate to have some great partners and make some great commercials and it’s been fun to be able to do that. I would much rather be playing the week of the Masters than working. But it’s all part of it. I’m going to keep kicking down the door, if we’re able to do something special in the next few weeks before Augusta, we’ll be there,” he added. 

As of now, it is unlikely that Rickie Fowler will receive an invite to The 2021 Masters. He has to win a PGA Tour event before the tournament to win an invitation, or vault into the Top 50 of the World Golf Rankings, which is an even harder task, as he’s currently ranked 81st.  

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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