Published On: Thu, Jul 12th, 2018

Rickie Fowler opens with 64 at Scottish Open, explains affinity for slower greens

GULLANE, Scotland – With an easy opening 64, Rickie Fowler returned to Gullane right where he left off in 2015: atop the leaderboard. The Scottish Open winner here three years ago started with three birdies in his first four holes, then eagled the downhill 398-yard, par-4 sixth and only had one bogey on a relatively calm day. So why the success at this historic East Lothian links? Fowler said Gullane fits his eye. “You always have some sort of reference,” he said of the pot bunkering. “It’s not like you’re hitting over a hill and completely blind, not that I’m ever against that.” While Gullane is playing firm and fast tee-to-fringe, the greens themselves are kept much slower than the typical

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