Rickie got in some trouble on the 3rd hole at Whistling Straits yesterday, taking four shots to get out of one of the 1,012 deadly bunkers.
Fowler had been playing well, cruising along at three under par on the first 11 holes, when he pulled his tee shot on the third into a bunker.
Here’s his first shot, Ouch:
Fortunately Fowler got away with just photos of this mistake, no videos have surfaced yet.
Here is his fourth shot, much better:
This just goes to show how deadly these bunkers can be, I mean look at how steep that lip is!
Fowler ended up scoring 7 on the whole, taking him to one over par and posting a round of 73. It’s too early to say Rickie is out of contention, but he will be looking to avoid the sand traps this weekend for sure.