Column: Fowler brings game along with mullet to US Open

Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday in Pebble Beach, Calif. Carolyn Kaster/AP

Rickie Fowler (OSU)

Started with a bang, firing a 5-under 66 to sit in a four-way tie for second place. His round included six birdies and one bogey.

Viktor Hovland (OSU)

Playing as an amateur in his second major, Hovland started hot and finished strong en route to a 2-under 69, good for 16th place. He finished with six birdies — including four of the first six holes and the last two holes — but had two bogeys and a double-bogey in between.

Austin Eckroat (OSU)

Oklahoma State junior fired a 1-over 72. Competing as an amateur, he’s tied for 58th place and grouped with ex-Cowboys Charles Howell III and Alex Noren.

Charles Howell III (OSU)

Had and up-and-down start, firing four bogeys and three birdies for a 1-over 72. He’s tied for 58th place.

Abraham Ancer (OU)

Had three bogeys and a double bogey to go along with two birdies for a 3-over 74. He sits in 102nd place.

Alex Noren (OSU)

Fired a 4-over 75 with six bogeys to go along with two birdies and is in 118th place. The front nine was especially tough, where he had four bogeys and no birdies.

Jimmy Walker (OKC-born)

Fired a 4-over 75 and is tied for 118th place. His round included two bogeys, two double-bogeys and two birdies.


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