June 10, 2017: Former world no.1 amateur golfer, and PGA tour champion Rickie Fowler is currently playing in St. Jude classic this week along with 32 others who are qualified to play in Erin Hills next week at the U.S Open.
Fowler hopes to use his experience at St. Jude Classic to make his game flawless with good golf which he is aiming at U.S Open.
“I like playing the week before majors,” he said to Reuters in an interview.
“It allows me to see where the game’s at, what I need to work on, what needs to be tightened up.
“(I prefer to be) able to do that through the week here and minimise what I’m trying to do Monday through Wednesday the week of a major.
Fowler is also making headlines for switching colours at the upcoming Major. He is known for his orange-theme when he’s on the golf course. And apparently it’s because he went to school at Oklahoma State.
“Ultimately I want to be in contention here but part of that is making sure the game is in a good spot.” – said Fowler to Reuters.
Fowler missed his chance of winning the title at the Memorial tournament last week with a bogey in the last hole and finished tied for second.
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Top contenders to join the filed along with Fowler this week at U.S. Open are Australian former world number one Adam Scott, defending champion Daniel Berger and five-times major winner Phil Mickelson.
Mickelson enjoyed playing the course at TPC Southwind last week.
“It’s so fun to play, has such great subtlety and nuance,” Mickelson said. “It’s not the most visually spectacular course with beautiful waterfalls and all that stuff but it’s one of the best playing courses we have on tour.