Report: Plans for McIlroy, Fowler primetime match in Detroit scrapped
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Report: Plans for McIlroy, Fowler primetime match in Detroit scrapped

Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy will not face off -- alone or with partners -- in a primetime match in 2016.

Crain's Business Journal reports Quicken Loans, which was looking into such a match to be held the week prior the U.S. Open in June in their home base of Detroit, has abandoned plans for that 18-hole exhibition.

“Quicken Loans has no plans to participate in a Detroit-based golf event in 2016,” said John Perich, Quicken Loans' public relations manager, in a statement emailed to the publication.

“As was previously stated by our company, a golf event was under very preliminary consideration; however, conversations never progressed to a stage where they warranted widespread speculation. We remain committed to creating unique events, and are continuing to pursue a number of potential opportunities that not only create excitement, but also shine a spotlight on the revitalization and vibrancy of Detroit.”

Speculation grew about the event in mid-February, suggesting McIlroy and Fowler would be on opposing sides of two-man pro-celebrity teams. It was expected the participating celebrities would have been entertainer Justin Timberlake and actor Mark Wahlberg.


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