Fowler up against it

Rickie Fowler has everything to play for from low down in the BMW Championship field this weekend.

The American has been disappointing at Crooked Stick, carding rounds of 75 and 71 to leave him two over for the event, tied for 63rd.

Fowler has to play solid golf over the weekend if he wants to make the final field at the Tour Championship, not to mention a potential Ryder Cup captain's pick should he impress Davis Love III.

"I knew going in that it was close to a lock but obviously I wanted to come here and play well," admitted the 27-year-old on

"I didn't want to sneak in or anything like that. But I just didn't get off to the start that I wanted yesterday; had some dumb mistakes and things that cost me quite a bit.

"So it was nice to at least piece something decent together today. At least progress in the right direction. Obviously I want to be at East Lake."

Fortune has not favoured Fowler so far at Crooked Stick, with several putts just creeping past the cup or lipping out. Nonetheless, he is confident the putts will start dropping.

"Today I had six or so putts that go in or not, and today they stayed out," confirmed the world number nine. 

"I'm scaring the hole pretty good. At some point they're going in. Some of those putts go in, it changes the whole momentum and rhythm of the round. It’s a fine line."