The American hasn’t been at his finest an opening however this season lap which included 7 birdies versus a single bogey left him connected 5th at the close of play and simply 2 shots behind leader Sam Ryder, who still has 3 holes to finish after an early weather condition interruption.
Fowler, who published 3 of those birdies in his very first 7 holes, stated: “It was respectable. I seemed like we did an excellent task type of handling our method around the course. Made some excellent putts, which was good to coming in a couple longer ones.
” Had a couple brief ones that we might have got, however all in all, excellent strong day. I like where we’re at heading into the next couple of days and entering into next week.”
Fowler was 3rd at this occasion last year and likewise split the leading 10 in 2014 and 2016. A huge fan of The Golf Club of Houston, he stated: “Really, it fits my eye tee to green.
The secret for the 29-year-old at Augusta National might be his efficiency on the slick putting surface areas and he feels that part of his video game is trending in the best instructions.
” Nice to have the putter occurring due to the fact that it was something that was terrific in 2015,” stated Fowler. “I seem like it’s constantly been among my greatest parts when it starts, and I’ve had a couple cold months, so heating up back up.”