Rickie Fowler (69-69-68—206)
Making his fifth consecutive start in The Open Championship, Rickie Fowler (pictured by Getty Images) followed birdies at his first two holes of the day with additional ones at Nos. 5, 6, 10, 11, 12. Bogeys at 14, 16 and 17 gave way to a final birdie, his eighth of the day, at the par-5 home hole.
Fowler is looking to improve on his best finish in the event of T5 in 2011. Fowler missed the cut last year at Murifield, finished T31 in 2012 and T14 in 2010.
With a T5 at the Masters and T2 at this year’s U.S. Open, Fowler is the only player to have finished in the top-5 in the season’s first two majors. Should he claim a top-10 this week, he would become the first to claim top-10 finishes in a season’s first three majors since Tiger Woods in 2005.
Fowler, winner of the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship, is looking for his first major championship title in his 19th start. In them, he has collected three top-10 finishes.
Fowler is making his 20th start of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR Season this week. In addition to his top-5 finishes in the year’s first two majors, he finished inside the top 10 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship (3rd) and at the Shell Houston Open (6th).
Source: PGA Tour