Fowler faces uphill chase on long day of US Open qualifying

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Already facing a long day, Rickie Fowler found the road even tougher Monday in 36-hole qualifying as he tried to avoid missing the U.S. Open for the first time in 11 years.

Fowler was among 685 players seeking 54 spots in nine qualifiers across eight states to fill the field for the U.S. Open, which starts June 17 at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

Fowler already missed the Masters this year after falling well outside the top 50 in the world.

He played his opening round at Brookside in 1-over 73, which was halted for three hours because of heavy rain and . . .

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