Already dealing with an extended day, Rickie Fowler discovered the street even harder Monday in 36-hole qualifying as he tried to keep away from lacking the U.S. Open for the primary time in 11 years.
Fowler was amongst 685 gamers searching for 54 spots in 9 qualifiers throughout eight states to fill the sphere for the U.S. Open, which begins June 17 at Torrey Pines in San Diego.
He performed his opening spherical at Brookside in 1-over 73, which was halted for 3 hours due to heavy rain and thunder, which means he seemingly would wish a minimum of a 65 at The Lakes to have any probability.
Fowler wasn’t taking place with no struggle. He was 4 underneath for his spherical — 3 underneath for the qualifier — by means of 13 holes when it was too darkish to proceed due to the rain delay.
As if the longest day wasn’t lengthy sufficient, Fowler and a number of other others needed to return Tuesday morning. Fowler most likely wanted a minimum of three birdies over his final 5 holes to maintain his hopes alive for returning to the U.S. Open.