How Social Media Reacted To Rickie Fowler’s Record Opening Round At US Open

He’s never won a major before but that could all change for American golfer Rickie Fowler (pictured above) who is well-positioned to breakthrough for his maiden major at this year’s US Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.

The 28-year-old carded a bogey-free round of 7-under on the opening day to lead the 117th edition of the American national championship.

Fowler was in great touch from the opening hole, missing just two fairways and three greens in a near-perfect round where he avoided the drama of hitting the fescue.

Fowler’s 65 was saw him become the first player in 37 years to shoot 7-under par in the opening round of the US Open.

The great Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf both shot 63’s way back in 1980.

Marc Leishman was the best of the Aussies, carding a 4-under, 68, while Adam Scott was steady with an even par 72. 

Wade Ormsby and Nick Flanagan both shot 3-over, 75, while it was a bad day for top-ranked Aussie Jason Day, who carded a 7-over, 79. 

The day though, belonged to Fowler who heads into tomorrow’s second round with a two-shot buffer at the top of the leaderboard.

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