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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rickie Goes Home... or Perhaps Straight to Erin Hills

In case you didn't know, among Catholics (and some other churches), St. Jude is the Patron Saint of Hope and Impossible Causes -- which, you have to admit, is an interesting juxtaposition of optimism and pessimism.

Rickie Fowler

I wonder which is foremost in Rickie Fowler's mind this weekend? After all, next week is the US Open and Rickie can't be happy with his driving this week. He hit only 50% of his fairways at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. It cost him badly in the first round, where he had a double and a triple on the back nine.

At the same time, Erin Hills is supposed to have some of the widest fairways of any US Open. (Although big misses will be penal, given the number of trees, the amount of fescue and 130+ tough bunkers.) That width should minimize how much he has to do to get his game back in shape. The question is... can he do it in time? His driver has been a real strength in his game until recently. If he hopes to get his first major, he needs to find it again... and soon.

Rickie's short game should stand him in good stead at Erin Hills next week. But that driver has me a bit concerned. Because no matter how wide those fairways are, there is no such thing as a driver-friendly US Open.

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