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QUICK TAKE: Fowler Hangs In Without Best Stuff View More
Rickie Fowler waits to putt on the 18th green during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. (Photo credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Fowler Hangs In Without Best Stuff

ERIN, WISCONSIN – On Thursday, Hideki Matsuyama watched Rickie Fowler pick apart Erin Hills, shooting 65 to take the first-round lead in the U.S. Open. On Friday, Fowler watched Matsuyama shoot 65 while he patched together a 1-over par 73. So goes the U.S. Open. Two strokes clear after 18…

NEWS: Fowler Leads U.S. Open After Opening 65 View More
Rickie Fowler had little stress during a sensational 7-under 65. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher, USA Today Sports)

NEWS: Fowler Leads U.S. Open After Opening 65

He called it “nice,” which was so perfectly in character. Whether it’s wearing white capris with high-top golf shoes, posting Instagram videos of vacations with beautiful girlfriends, or ripping his way around Erin Hills with the best opening round in the U.S. Open in 37 years, Rickie Fowler oozes cool…

OPINION: Top Guns Can’t Solve Vulnerable Venue View More
Day and McIlroy, two of the top three players in the world, struggled mightily on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports)

OPINION: Top Guns Can’t Solve Vulnerable Venue

ERIN, WISCONSIN – The official U.S. Open logo at Erin Hills features a three-leaf clover patterned after an old Irish bell located on the course. Given the way the first round played out under blue Wisconsin skies Thursday, the clover could be replaced by a happy face, though that might…

QUICK TAKE: Fowler Goes Low Early At Erin Hills View More
Rickie Fowler plays his shot from the sixth tee during the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills.(Photo credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Fowler Goes Low Early At Erin Hills

ERIN, WISCONSIN – In what feels like a kinder, gentler U.S. Open, at least for the first round, Rickie Fowler was the perfect fit atop a leaderboard splashed with a surprising number of low scores. Fowler shot 65 before lunch on Thursday, his 7-under par score at Erin Hills equaling…

QUICK TAKE: Mickelson Leads Golfers on List of Most Famous Athletes View More
Phil Mickelson is ranked No. 5 in ESPN's World Fame 100 list of athletes. (Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Mickelson Leads Golfers on List of Most Famous Athletes

Is Phil Mickelson the most popular, famous golfer in the world? A recent ESPN list of the top 100 most popular athletes on the planet ranked Mickelson No. 5 on its list, five spots ahead of Tiger Woods. Golf accounted for 11 of the athletes named, putting the sport ahead…

Quick Take: Fowler And Day Back In Tune View More
Rickie Fowler (pictured) and Jason Day shot 70s during the first round of the 2017 Players Championship. Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Quick Take: Fowler And Day Back In Tune

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – Rickie Fowler and Jason Day didn’t pan out as a team at the recent Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but they were finally singing the same song on Thursday at the Players Championship. Their opening nine, the back side of the Stadium Course at TPC…