Fowler returns from Open with minor knee injury

BETHESDA, Md. – Rickie Fowler’s U.S. Open experience was apparently more painful than the scores of 74-73 that left him one stroke outside the cut.

He also suffered a minor injury to his right knee, which had no history of problems, and has returned home to rest it. That will preclude Fowler from playing in the CVS Charity Classic on Monday and Tuesday at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I. The charity event hosted and organized by Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade issued a press release that quoted Fowler’s agent, Sam MacNaughton, as saying: “While there is no damage or pain of consequence, enough fluid and swelling have occurred that he will spend next week at home resting.”

David Toms will replace Fowler at the CVS Charity Classic.

According to Fowler’s Twitter page, he also will miss the Travelers Championship, to be played June 23-26.

“Bummed out I won’t be at the @TravelersChamp this year…tweaked my knee this week & need a week off to reduce inflammation docs orders,” Fowler tweeted Saturday evening.

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