Rickie Fowler's ball, high up in a tree along the right side of the 18th hole at TPC Sawgrass.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Somehow, some way, Rickie Fowler’s tee shot on the 18th hole Saturday wound up getting stuck in a tree. The picture above only tells one side of the story.

Fowler had to take a penalty as he was unable to play his ball from up in the tree. That put a sour note on the end of a solid round as Fowler made a triple bogey 7 to shoot even par for the day. As upsetting as that was for him, his ball eventually made someone else’s day.

This was not the finish Rickie Fowler was hoping for.
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One young fan eventually scaled the tree and claimed Fowler’s ball from its lofted perch. As you can see in the photo below, he’s a pretty happy camper.

Nothing was stopping this young fan from scaling the tree to claim Fowler's errant tee ball.
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Wearing a Puma hat, no less.
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