PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA | One soft, gray Thursday at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is a long, long way from Sunday afternoon but Rickie Fowler is teasing us again.
Not just with his haircut, which is conjuring up memories of Billy Ray Cyrus with this modern mullet, but with the idea of Fowler winning a major championship.
If Tiger Woods winning the Masters and Brooks Koepka strong-arming another PGA Championship were sledgehammer storylines to the year’s first two majors, Fowler finding a way to hook the U.S. Open amid the sea spray and scenery along this captivating patch of Pacific coastline could be golf’s version of an Avengers movie at the box office.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves – that’s for talk radio – but we’ve been here before. Fowler is no stranger to major championship leaderboards, having put together 10 top-10 finishes in his career. It’s tempting to call it a still-young career but Fowler is in his 10th full season and here’s the shocker – he’s now 30 years old.
Fowler seems perpetually young and probab...
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