With Sergio Garcia finally winning the Masters last month, Rickie Fowler is probably the best player in the world without a Major.
The American made a major move towards rectifying that situation on Thursday.
Undaunted by the intimidating rough or anything else, Fowler was money on his putts, shooting a 7-under 65 to take a 1-stroke lead at the tournament being held at Erin Hills.
“The first thing is getting off to a good start Thursday, keeping that rolling and getting ourselves in contention Sunday,” he explained. “There’s a lot of golf to be played. But yeah, I’m ready to be out there. Having a win this year at Honda, being in contention at majors in the past, and having the Players win has definitely done a lot for me.”
In years past, a 7-under on Thursday would have Fowler hitting the accelerator at this point, but on its debut day, Erin Hills did not play quite as difficult as it was made out to be before the tournament.