Following his opening round at the Wells Fargo Championship on Thursday, Fowler was asked if he could sense Tiger misses playing.
"I don't think I have to tell you that," Fowler said, according to TeeScripts. "We were both in the same position. I guess not the same. Mine from not playing as well and him being laid up, but same position being that we weren't there.
"So yeah, both disappointed that we're not out there playing. But he's not lacking any fire in there right now. He never has."
Woods returned to Florida in mid-March after spending three weeks in two California hospitals recovering from leg injuries suffered during his single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles. He's since posted one picture of himself on crutches in his backyard with a cast on his right leg.
"... I think his main focus and concern is getting back to being a dad, go play golf with Charlie, push him around, and be able to run around with Sam," Fowler said. "But his golf clubs are right there in the living room and he can stare at them all he wants."