Top 10 takeaways from 2017 U.S. Open

The 2017 U.S. Open is in the books and in what’s becoming a familiar story (more on that, later), we have a first-time major winner. This time, it was Brooks Koepka.Koepka not only claimed victory, but played the U.S. Open as well as it’s ever been played. No doubt, his performance is one of our main takeaways, but it’s not the only one.What happened to the world’s highest...
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The 15th hole at Erin Hills could be a turning point this weekend, and other notes from the U.S. Open

Rickie Fowler’s blistering -7 65 to set the pace for the 2017 U.S. Open’s opening round was the talk around the grounds, along with Jason Day’s struggles on the other side of the ledger. Day came in with a 79.The leaderboard is instructive, though, as to the setup at Erin Hills this year. Whenever players criticize a U.S. Open setup, their argument of choice is almost always...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/16: It was a week for winning

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for crash for the weekend. It's. Been. A. Week. In. Sports. Happy birthday today to Rick Nash, Petros Papadakis, Kerry Wood, Chris Gomez, Phil Mickelson and Roberto Duran. On this date in 1909 Jim Thorpe would...
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10 biggest surprises from Round 1 of 2017 U.S. Open

Round 1 of the 2017 U.S. Open is now in the books, and there were quite a few big surprises at Erin Hill Thursday to kick the major championship off.Some of the top players in the world finished near the bottom of the standings, which is all the stranger considering the low scores that were posted by many in the field. Among them are last year’s champion, Dustin Johnson.On the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten hottest golfers entering 2017 U.S. Open

There is no more difficult test in golf on an annual basis than the second major championship. The 2017 U.S. Open is being contested at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, a first for this venue. Perhaps not surprisingly, players are already upset about the way the USGA has set up the demanding course.Needless to say, it’s going to take nothing but the best to win. The field is loaded with...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open favorites: Rickie Fowler

Sitting at 20/1 odds to win the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, Rickie Fowler is back on the course again this week in Memphis, trying to get in last minute preparation for the year’s second major. Fowler has gone into most majors over the last several years as one of the odds on favorites to win his first, but has yet to complete the task and solidify himself as one game’s greats....
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Rickie Fowler to use Packers-themed bag at U.S. Open

Rickie Fowler will fittingly pay tribute to the Green Bay Packers by using a bag bearing the team’s colors next week at the U.S. Open.  The 117th edition of America’s open national championship kicks off next week at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisc., only about two hours away from Titletown, USA.Fowler, already a fan favorite and a hit with the gallery at every tournament in which...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler, Allison Stokke confirm they’re dating with photo

Rickie Fowler may have dropped out of the top ten as far as the official world golf rankings are concerned, but he didn’t fall far, currently sitting in twelfth.And he’s winning off the golf course as well, that’s for sure.Fowler confirmed he’s dating pole-vaulting viral star Allison Stokke. The two made it official with this post. Stokke also posted some other pictures of...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Day lets it slip that Rickie Fowler has girlfriend

Jason Day let it slip out on Wednesday that Rickie Fowler has a girlfriend, essentially confirming the speculation that began over the weekend.Fowler and Allison Stokke, a pole vaulter who became a viral sensation (against her wishes) in the early days of sports blogs, both shared photos on Instagram over the weekend where they looked to be a couple (photos here). That led to great...
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April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler shows off his fastball at Cardinals spring training

Rickie Fowler is taking this week off from the PGA Tour grind before ramping up his schedule in the run-up to the Masters, and the ninth-ranked golfer in the world elected to try out a different sport during his break.Fowler makes his home in Jupiter, Fla., where his favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals currently are holding their spring training camp. So, the 28-year...
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

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