Rickie Fowler made three birdies, four bogeys, two doubles and a triple on Thursday for a first-round 80 at the Masters. Fowler summed up the outing rather succinctly after the round:"Golf," he said.
"No, obviously golf is tough, and it’s a fine line, especially at this place. It can go either way, and it definitely can go to the other way, the high-number way, a lot easier than it can the low.”
He furthered his post-round comments on Twitter, poking fun at this himself before, unfortunately, taking time to respond to online critics:
80 for the 80th playing of The Masters haha...definitely wasn't the plan but I'll be back at it tomorrow!!— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) April 7, 2016
Appreciate all the well wishes and my fans always being there for me!! Can't believe there are still people that talk trash— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) April 7, 2016
I was always taught if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all...seems simple...life is short #BePositive— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) April 7, 2016
Fowler starts his second round at 12:33 p.m. ET on Friday.