It took a few weeks, but Rickie Fowler responded to Sir Nick Faldo’s recent jibe.
The 32-year-old Fowler faces a race against time to enter next month’s Masters tournament ubiquitous at Augusta National since his debut in 2011, the American dropped to 81st place.
If he wants to extend his streak in all of the 2010 Open’s major games, he has to Fowler will either return to the top 50 in the world by the end of this month – an exceptionally distant possibility – or win this week’s Honda Classic or the Valero Texas Open in a fortnight.
As the six-time Major Champion Faldo earlier this month Responding to a tweet about Fowler’s battle to qualify for the Masters, he launched a bizarre broadside and tweeted, « Good news is if he misses the Masters he can do another six commercials this week! »
The Englishman then stated that his tweet was an attempt to light a fire under Fowler
Now that Fowler has advanced to the weekend at PGA National, where he is with two rounds of T31, he has responded.
« I know where Nick was coming from, and it’s like a competitor to a competitor, » he said. “You’re trying to pin each other and make each other work.
“I’m fortunate to have some great partners and great commercials, and it was fun to do. I would much rather play Masters Week than work, but that’s all part of it.
« I will keep kicking the door, if we can do something special in the next few weeks before Augusta, we will be there. If not, we’ll keep grinding and soon be back among the winners.
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