Skip Bayless questions Rickie Fowler’s resolve: ‘Brand bigger than guts’

HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 18:  Rickie Fowler of the United States plays his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 18, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

At the end of last year, Rickie Fowler’s coach Butch Harmon told him that he needed to stop spending so much time on Snapchat and get his mindset refocused on winning. “I said, ‘You gotta decide are you going to be a Kardashian or are you going to be a golf pro?” Harmon recounted. 

Despite an overall strong performance at the U.S. Open this week (Fowler finished T5), Fox Sports host Skip Bayless doesn’t think Rickie got the message. “Despite his extreme popularity, I wonder if Rickie Fowler is made of tough enough stuff to win a major. Might on pure talent. But I wonder,” Bayless wrote. “Rickie: top 5 in 4 majors in ’14 but never in contention down stretch. Today he shot +1 on back. Not a closer. Brand bigger than guts.”

Bayless’ comments didn’t go over well with legions of Fowler’s fans, who responded by attacking Bayless’ show and golf credentials.


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