JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Rickie Fowler had a fruitful visit to Scotland last month. He didn’t reach the weekend at The Open Championship, but he did figure out something about his game.
“After missing the cut at The Open Championship, I kind of turned a corner, swinging really well,” he revealed. “Just kind of getting some putts to drop and I was able to do that today, which was nice.”
Fowler got enough putts to drop on Friday that he posted a 7-under 64 to get into contention at The Barclays.
“[This is] probably the most confident and most kind of on upward climb versus a downhill spiral versus the last few years, so I'm excited about the playoffs,” he said. “The further back I've been coming in, but I feel like I have a good chance of playing well, and a good weekend here would go a long ways and keep me going.”
As for what corner he turned at Muirfield, Fowler said, “Just working on the swing a little bit, fundamentals. It's all pretty simple. But making it a little more repeatable for myself. Been swinging really well. Hitting a lot of golf shots, and it's kind of nice to see everything working properly.”