WATCH: Rickie Fowler Makes Quintuple Bogey At St Jude Championship

At the final hole, Fowler found the water twice as he carded a quintuple bogey nine on the par four

Fowler hits the ball into the water
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Following the Wyndham Championship, Rickie Fowler was the last player to make it into the FedEx Cup playoffs, with the American looking to card a top 10 result to make it into the top 70 of the FedEx Cup standings and a further appearance next week.

After rounds of 65 and 71, Fowler was in a great position to challenge for the top 10, especially as he battled bravely throughout the third day to sit at three-under-par for his round and seven-under for the tournament.

However, as the 33-year-old came to the final hole, a 438-yard par four which the day before he had made a double bogey on, Fowler once again struggled, as he found the water not once, but twice, as he eventually carded a nine and quintuple bogey.

According to The Golf Channel, Fowler had to finish in the top 11 or better at TPC Southwind to move on. However, a PGA Tour official clarified that with the current projections, which change regularly, Fowler would actually need to finish in at least a tie for eighth to advance.

His round unraveled at the very last hole though, as his tee shot found the water. Taking a drop, his third from 220-yards found a watery grave also, as his fifth finally dropped on dry land, albeit some 50-feet from the hole.

A sixth shot followed, with Fowler still not on the green, as his seventh eventually landed on the dance floor, six-foot from the flag. Putting for an eight, it glided by the left side, as he tapped-in for a nine and his second quintuple bogey of his PGA Tour career.

Fowler lines up a putt with the fedex logo behind him

Fowler lines up his putt on the 18th hole during the third round

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As Fowler walked off the course Saturday, he had gone from inside the top 20 of the leaderboard to tied for 60th. What's more, barring a dramatic performance on Sunday, his PGA Tour season will likely end this week, as he sits more-or-less last in the FedEx Cup standings.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x