Rick-tree Fowler? Golf star gets binoculars out after losing ball in canopy

Binoculars are commonplace among fans on the golf course, but you don't often see players having to use them...

Published : May 11, 2018 23:01 IST

Rickie Fowler put on an amusing spectacle for spectators at The Players Championship on Friday when his wayward tee shot landed in a tree.

The American went right off the sixth tee – his 14th hole – and lost his ball in the canopy, Fowler then borrowing some binoculars in an attempt to identify it.

Despite his best efforts – and those of fans shaking the tree trunk – the 29-year-old could not determine for certain that it was his ball wedged in the greenery and had to suffer the consequences of a dropped shot.

Fowler went on to card a double-bogey six, putting him dangerously close to the projected cut mark.

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