Rested Fowler 'ready to go' at Ryder Cup

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CHASKA, Minn. – Rickie Fowler was one of the first three captain’s picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, despite failing to make the final stage of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

The time off was just what he needed.

“I’m feeling better about the game having those two weeks off than I would if I would have been playing,” Fowler said Tuesday. “I would have been worn out.” 

After failing to crack the top 30 for the Tour Championship, Fowler headed back to South Florida after spending eight of the previous nine weeks on the road. That included a two-week trip to Rio, for the Olympics, and then a spot start at the Wyndham Championship as he tried to qualify for the team on points. 

“I was able to go relax, rest, recover and then use the week of the Tour Championship to go practice and get ready to play this week,” he said. “I’m rested and ready to go. That was big for me after the summer that we had.”