Fowler Leads U.S Open As Top Ranked Golfers Struggle Early

rickie-fowler-us-open-golfAmerican golfer Rickie Fowler is leading the way after the opening after shooting a magnificent total of 65 (-7) day at the US Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin this week.

Fowler made no mistakes and leads the scoreboard ahead of Paul Casey and Xander Schauffele who shot 66 (-6), while Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka shot 67 to finish at -5. Reed (68).

Fowler seemed happy after finishing the opening day seven under par, one of the best results in history in the first round of the second major of the season. If he withstands the pressure from his pursuers Fowler could remove his name from the list of top players who have failed to win a major.

The first round saw many of the PGA’s top ranked players struggle early and most of them will need a big effort in the second round to climb back.

Meanwhile Spaniard Jon Rahm, who last year turned pro in this tournament, had a sluggish start, with a total of 76 (+4) thus today he will have to improve a lot if he wants to make cut. Fellow Spaniard Rafa Cabrera, however, performed better in the opening round of his third participation and finished with a par score of 72.

Masters champion Sergio Garcia is struggling and it looks he won’t have an easy path to win back-to-back Opens to start the year.

Only Craig Wood, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth have accomplished the feat.

Garcia (-2), who was among the favorites, started his opening round with one of the few eagles of the day on the first hole, but a combination of three bogeys and three birdies relegated him to a tie for the 18th place.

Meanwhile, 2016 U.S Open Champion Dustin Johnson began with a disappointing 75 (+3).

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