Rickie Fowler explains what went wrong at the U.S. Open
Rickie Fowler missed the cut at the Players Championship and the Memorial in the run up to the U.S. Open, and after two frustrating rounds he became one of two top-50 players to miss the cut of the 2016 Masters, Players and U.S. Open (along with Phil Mickelson).
Fowler, who has a history of posting high scores in the first rounds of major championships, carded a 76 in his opening round and played his final nine holes at 5-over par Saturday to fall from the cut line to 11-over for the tournament.
Fowler said after his round that Oakmont simply punished his often-wayward tee shots. Fowler hit 50 percent of his fairways over 36 holes, which contributed to Fowler hitting 20 of 36 greens in regulation.