Rickie Fowler has dropped to his lowest world ranking in 11 years and runs the risk of not qualifying for April’s Masters.
The American missed another cut this past weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which was won by Daniel Berger on Sunday.
As a result, Fowler’s tumble continued as he started the new week in 66th spot in the Official World Golf Rankings – his lowest position since 2010.
It was the tenth time in his last 22 PGA Tour events that Fowler had failed to make it past the second round.
It seriously hinders his chances of qualifying for Augusta National where the Green Jacket will be contested from 8-11 April.
Should the 32-year-old win a PGA Tour event between now and then, with full FedEx Cup points on offer, he will then earn qualification.
He will also be able to secure his spot for Georgia, should he move back into the top 50 of the world but then his form will need to improve urgently.
If Fowler suffers another bad performance at the Genesis Invitational this week then he will also not qualify for next week’s WGC-Mexico Championship. Should that be the case, Fowler would need a make-or-break approach at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Players Championship and the Honda Classic.
Fowler will need to up his world ranking collectively in those three events before the attention shifts to the Masters.
He has had only one top-10 finish in more than 12 months with the 2020 American Express, which took place in January last year.
Fowler also hasn’t won an event since the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.