MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rickie FowlerHe narrowly avoided missing out on the FedEx Cup playoffs for the second consecutive year and will now proceed with a new partner.
Fowler is moving on, without Joe Skovron. Joe was a childhood friend and the only full time caddie he ever had.
Fowler stated that it was a team decision. Decided not to go the traditional route. It could be the best alternative at the moment. It doesnt mean that this is the end. Hes like a big sister to me.
Fowler hasn’t won a tournament since the 2019 Phoenix Open. And his slide in world ranking has taken Fowler all the way up to No. 167. He missed the cut at Wyndham Champion and finished at No. 125, after a few players had a difficult final round and due to nine LIV golf players who didn’t count in the standings.
He will be using Ben Schomin, a Cobra-Puma employee who has previously filled in for Bryson DeChambeauThis week, at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
Fowler said, It is different. In 13 years, there has been only one week, in my rookie year, where I had someone else on my bag. Donnie Darr, an assistant from Oklahoma State, was my caddie at the Memorial. Joe has been my guy outside of that.
Fowler and Skovron were raised together in Temecula (California), northeast of San Diego. Fowler stated that he knew Skovron since they were toddlers.
Fowler stated that it was more than just a business venture for him. Like I said before, he is like a big sister and we have always been a team; just thought it might be the best choice for us right now.