Out of playoffs, Fowler heads to Karsten Creek

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler

LEMONT, Ill. – Disappointed by his failure to make it into the Tour Championship? Still riding a high by his selection to the Ryder Cup?

It’s been a dramatic swing of emotions for Rickie Fowler, but the 21-year-old knows where the best place is to be to find friends and comfort.

Karsten Creek.

“I feel like I get some of my best practices there,” Fowler said after the final round of the BMW Championship. He had just bogeyed the final hole to miss out on the Tour Championship, but thoughts of returning to his alma mater, Oklahoma State, and hang out at the team’s golf course made him smile.

“I love to golf and fish and I can hang out at Karsten Creek all day,” Fowler said. “Just fish, golf and hang out. It’s kind of a nice, quiet place.”

Fowler said he’d be calling old friend Chris Tidland and the two of them planned on joining the Oklahoma State Cowboys for serious golf Monday and Tuesday.

“I’m definitely getting the boys out on the course. Beat them around pretty good,” Fowler said with a laugh. “(But) hopefully they beat me up.”

Fowler’s next tournament? The Ryder Cup, Oct. 1-3 in Wales, and he couldn’t think of a better place to prep for that than his old stomping grounds.

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