Fowler involved in car accident, says he's OK

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Early Tuesday evening, Rickie Fowler was involved in an accident. He indicated in a tweet posted early Wednesday that he was OK.
By T.J. Auclair
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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.

 

 

Fowler, a massive fan favorite, didn't give anymore details.

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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.

From the Golf Channel report:

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. 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.