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Fowler (68) trending in right direction before Open

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Rickie Fowler seems to have unlocked a secret to accomplishing what so many of the world’s elite players try to accomplish each year: Peaking for the major championships.

Prior to the Masters Tournament, he finished solo sixth at the Shell Houston Open, then posted a T-5 result at Augusta National. Two months later, he employed the same formula, finishing T-13 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, then parlayed that into a share of second place at the U.S. Open the next week.


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And now, he’s hoping to do it for a third time in a row.

After matching rounds of 71 to begin his Scottish Open week, Fowler surged up the leaderboard with a 3-under 68 on Saturday.

He started the day hot, making eagle on the par-5 second and birdies on the sixth and eighth holes, but played the final 10 holes in 1 over to stagnate his rally up the leaderboard.