Still ailingAugust 27, 2018

Rickie Fowler pulls out of second straight event with oblique injury

PGA Championship - Round Three
Ross KinnairdST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 11: Rickie Fowler of the United States reacts to his second shot on the tenth hole during the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 11, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Rickie Fowler has withdrawn from this week’s Dell Technologies Championship due to a lingering oblique injury.

He also sat out last week’s Northern Trust, the first event in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

The 29-year-old Fowler is 22nd in the FedEx Cup standings and already guaranteed through to the next stage of the postseason with the top 70 advancing to the BMW Championship at Aroninmink in two weeks. Of greater concern, however, could be the Ryder Cup, which is just over a month away.

Fowler, who won at TPC Boston three years ago, first revealed during the second round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive three weeks ago that he was dealing with an oblique injury. He tied for 12th in the event but a later MRI revealed a strain to the muscle.