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Fowler plays his way off US Ryder Cup team

Rickie Fowler lost the lead, the tournament and a guaranteed spot on the Ryder Cup team.

Right when it looked as though Zach Johnson had played his way off the U.S. team, Fowler squandered a chance to earn the eighth and final automatic spot when he shot 39 on the back nine at The Barclays, capped off by two bogeys and a double bogey over his last four holes.

"Very disappointing," Fowler said. "Just made a couple bad swings at the wrong time."

Sunday was the final day for Americans to earn automatic spots on the team that will try to win the Ryder Cup back from Europe on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Hazeltine at Minnesota.

Five of the spots were...