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Fowler involved in car accident, says he's OK
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 | 10:33 a.m.
Early Wednesday morning, Rickie Fowler sent out a tweet that got a lot of attention in the golf world.
Friends...a buddy of mine and I were in an accident today...thankful we are both ok! Rickie
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowlerPGA) July 2, 2014
Fowler, a massive fan favorite, didn't give anymore details.
Golf Channel reporter Steve Sands did a little digging on Wednesday. Sands reports that the accident happened early Tuesday evening close to Fowler's home in Jupiter, Fla.
Fowler, who was driving, was treated for minor cuts and abrasions on his forehead (near his hairline) by doctors at JFK Medical and then released Tuesday night. The passenger was also treated at the hospital and released without any injuries.
No citation was issued for the incident.
All seemed well Wednesday morning, as Fowler was back to tweeting to his nearly 700,000 followers, promoting the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, and sending out birthday wishes to a friend.
Fowler's next scheduled event is next week's Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club ahead of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Fowler tied for fifth at the Masters in April and in his last start -- the U.S. Open -- Fowler recorded his best ever finish in a major, a tie for second.