Long Rain Delay Sees Fowler Tied for Lead at OHL Classic
It’s hard not to be jealous of the life of a professional golfer, but even they have some days that aren’t so fun.
Rickie Fowler woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday to play three holes of golf to complete his second round on Saturday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Then came the five-hour rain delay.
Fowler will be part of three groups that have to play Rounds 3 and 4 on Sunday. By the time the rain had cleared and all of the other groups had started their rounds, the light was all gone.
The problem now is that more thunderstorms are forecast for Sunday through into Monday.
“We deal with weather every once in a while on the PGA Tour, around the world, really,” said Fowler. “You kind of just learn to play when you get to play, relax when you get to relax. Rest when you can, tee it up when you can.”
This if Fowler’s first tournament since he took part in the President’s Cup the first week of October. This 2016-2017 season was a mixed bag for Fowler. He won the Honda Classic and finished tied for fifth at both the PGA Championship and the US Open, but slipped from fourth to 10th in the official world golf rankings.
“I’m very happy, coming from basically five weeks of very little golf played,” Fowler said. “There were only two rounds last week when I was playing at home that were consecutive. All the other ones were spread out. It was never far off, so I was looking forward to getting down here. Hard not to enjoy yourself when you’re at a place like this where you can go hang at the beach and really throw your feet up and relax.”