BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Rickie Fowler made the most of missing the cut at the U.S. Open and hopes it pays dividends for him at the Quicken Loans National.
The sixth-ranked player in the world has missed the cut in three consecutive tournaments, so on Sunday he went back to the drawing board with swing coach Butch Harmon, who helped revitalize his career before.
After putting that work in, Fowler expects to get some “good stuff” going this week at Congressional Country Club.
“All of it is just fundamentals, from setup and getting the ball just to start on the line that we’re actually looking and having the flight that we want,” Fowler said Tuesday.
“One of the main things was my body wasn’t rotating or continuing to rotate through the ball. But also some of that was caused by not being in the proper position at the top. Cleaned a few things up.”
Fowler might have to start in his own head after saying Saturday at Oakmont that confidence was one of his issues.
The 27-year-old said he wasn’t trusting his drives as much as he usually does, and the result was an 11 over couple of days at the U.S. Open.
Despite his recent…