An opening round seven-under-par, 64 saw Rickie Fowler climb to the top of the leaderboard on day one of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities. An impressive opening 18 holes from Fowler saw him shoot a bogeyless first round that included seven birdies to give the 32-year-old the clubhouse lead.
Fowler was then followed in by Troy Merritt and Jhonattan Vegas, who also carded seven-under-par to leave a three-way tie at the top on day one of the event.
Darkness forced the opening day’s play to be suspended, meaning the remaining groups out on the course will finish round one ahead of their second round on Day 2 of the event, and if Fowler’s -7 tied-lead is still intact following this it will be the American’s first post-round lead in 555 days.
The 32-year-old came into the 3M Open on the back of an encouraging final round at the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s last week, after carding an impressive five-under-par, 65 in his final round at the tournament.
As a result, the five-time PGA Tour winner carried his form from the backend of the final major of the year into his opening round in Minnesota, as he hunts down his first tour win in nearly two-and-a-half years.
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