And In Rickie Fowler News, The British Open Just Got Brighter

The news came in the form of a status update on his Facebook fan page: "Just found out I will be taking the John Deere Classic Charter flight over Sunday night to play in the British Open next week!!"

Rickie, who's ranked 37th in the world, got into the Open Championship field... along with Jeff Overton... by being one of the two highest-ranked players, not already exempt.

At this point the extended outlook for St. Andrews is looking kind of cool and showery, so hopefully Rickie'll pack some of those gorgeous PUMA sweaters jumpers. Rain-gear may be needed as well, and I'm assuming he's had a set made in orange.

In any case, the legions of Rickie Fowler in the UK fans will certainly be delighted... and I've got a number of readers who are undoubtedly scouring the internet at this very moment for last minute flights, accomodations and multi-day passes, destination: St. Andrews.