Five hours later, he was eliminated from the FedEx Cup Playoffs when J.B. Holmes made par at the 72nd hole, bumping Schwartzel ahead of Fowler for the 30th and final spot by less than a point.
And now another wait begins.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will make three of his four wildcard picks on Monday morning, and it’s no certainty that Fowler, a task force member with a 0-3-5 career record in the biennial matches, will be picked.
When asked if he thought he’d done enough, Fowler said: “I would like to think so. I’ve done basically everything I can do as far as schedule and playing. Obviously, it would have been nice to play better to make the pick a lot easier on him, but whether he has his mind made up or is still thinking, that’s up to him.”
Fowler required a pick for the 2010 Ryder Cup, when he was a 21-year-old rookie with no victories anywhere.
“I had no expectations in a way in 2010, just thinking, Man, it would be a pretty cool bonus to be on the team,” Fowler said. “In the position I am right now, yeah, I want to be there. I’m going to be bummed if I’m sitting at home watching the boys compete.”