WATCH: Rickie Fowler Whiffs Six Inch Putt

This costly error on the 6th hole could mean he misses his first Major cut since the 2016 US Open

Rickie Fowler Whiffs Six Inch Putt
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This costly error on the 6th hole could mean he misses his first Major cut since the 2016 US Open

WATCH: Rickie Fowler Whiffs Six Inch Putt

Rickie Fowler wasted a shot in the most annoying of ways during the second round of the PGA Championship.

The five-time PGA Tour winner missed his par putt on the 6th hole, his 15th of the day, and had around six inches to tidy up for bogey.

Fowler nonchalantly went to tap it in and whiffed it, with his putter head just grazing the top of the ball.

Because he intended to hit the ball he could not replace it and had to tap in from around five inches for double.

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It dropped him to one over and a further bogey on his 17th hole left him at two over par and outside of the cut line.

We've all done it Rickie.

Fowler carded a 69 (-1) on Friday with his two over back nine looking costly.

The five-time PGA Tour winner shot three under on his front to get back to level par after a 73 on Thursday, although he sits at two over after 36 holes.

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Rickie is currently on a streak of 14 consecutive Major cuts made, although that now looks in jeapoardy.

He currently ranks 32nd in the world.

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5