Rickie Fowler’s streak of 14 consecutive cuts made in major championships is in jeopardy, and a sloppy one-handed putting attempt in the second round of the 102nd PGA Championship could be part of the reason.
On the par-4 sixth hole on TPC Harding Park on Friday, his 15th of the day, Fowler faced a six-inch bogey putt and swung his putter at the ball with one hand. The problem is that the putter struck the ground first and then barely touched the ball. He needed another putt to get it in the hole and had to take a double bogey.
He also bogeyed the eighth before posting a 69. But coupled with his first-round 73, Fowler is at 2 over. The projected cut on Friday afternoon was 1 over.
Fowler last failed to play the weekend in a major at the 2016 U.S. Open.
Fowler has missed five cuts in 12 events this year and has just two top-10 finishes, both in January at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the American Express.
He did post a T-15 at last week’s World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.