Sport Rickie Fowler talking about the time he 'disappointed' Arnold Palmer will hit you in all the feels
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At some point, we've all heard that crushing phrase from one of our parents. "I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed." For some reason, "disappointed" is so gutting in those moments, because you feel like you've let them down.
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As Jordan Spieth prepares to make his Arnold Palmer Invitational debut while trending up, Rickie Fowler is going the other way – and fast.It’s been almost five years since Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler joined buddies Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman in the Bahamas for #SB2K16 and brought all of social media along for the fun. At the time, Spieth was ranked No. 2 in the world rankings and was fresh off a historic 2015 season that included two wins, a runner-up and a T-4 at the major championships. Fowler was fifth in the world and just two years removed from season in which he posted top-5s in all four majors.
Now, imagine hearing something similar from the legendary Arnold Palmer. This was the case for Rickie Fowler in 2016, when the five-time tour winner decided it'd be in his best interests to skip the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event normally circled on his calendar.
That year, Fowler's plan was to play the Honda Classic and the WGC-Cadillac (now the WGC-Mexico/Workday) at Doral. After that, he wanted to take a month off, then play the Houston Open to get ready for the Masters the following week. That made the API a scheduling casualty.
"It was obviously a tough decision," Fowler said when relaying the story on Tuesday morning at Bay Hill. "It was all schedule related and how the schedule leading up to this event and after, it really wouldn't allow me to, at the time, not playing a bunch of events in a row, and being ready for Augusta, that was what led to the decision.
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"So between myself and kind of a team around me, we just thought it would mean a lot if I at least made that announcement or discussed it and shared it with Arnold in person."
Being the world-class guy he is, Fowler made the drive to Orlando to break the bad news to the King, face-to-face. Not an easy task, as he soon found out.
"I mean, one of the hardest things I've ever had to do," he said. "It was like I was breaking up with a long-time girlfriend or something.
"He was a little bit in shock, but he understood."
While Palmer never use the word "disappointed," Fowler still knew a little part of him was. "It wasn't the best at the time, just because of how disappointed he was. Like I said, he did understand. But for me looking back, it was definitely something that is a memory that I'll always have."
Unfortunately, Palmer passed away later that year on Sept. 25, which makes this moment, as tough as it was at the time, that much more special for Fowler. Not surprisingly, he hasn't missed an API since.
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Before a March 13, 2020, police raid of her Louisville, Ky., apartment woke her from her sleep and claimed her life, Breonna Taylor was planning for her future. “She wanted to be a NICU nurse,” Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, told Yahoo News. A nurturer at heart, her mother said, Taylor was always helpful to others, even as a kid. “She was just a mama bear,” Palmer said. Now, after a year in which Taylor’s case helped propel a global movement against police brutality, moving thousands to demonstrate in the streets of Louisville and beyond, Palmer says her daughter’s absence still seems surreal. “I can’t get used to Breonna not being here,” Palmer said.