DUBLIN, Ohio – Rickie Fowler has at all times been amongst golf’s most stylish gamers, however his look on Thursday at the Memorial Tournament was greater than a style assertion.
Fowler wore a pair of darkish wraparound sunglasses at Muirfield Village regardless of a low overcast and two separate climate delays, however the glasses weren’t for the glare.
“I always struggled with seeing more than say 150 yards and little things far away,” Fowler mentioned. “It’s not enough to where like I really wanted to try going to Lasik [eye surgery] or anything like that.”
Fowler additionally didn’t like to put on sunglasses whereas he performed as a result of they’d a bent to transfer throughout his swing and block his view of the golf ball.
“Now that things have been cleaned up and I swing a little bit more just within myself, that gave me the opportunity in just standard sunglasses without prescription,” Fowler mentioned. “I said, shoot, why don’t we try prescription. So now, yeah, I can actually see the ball land.”
The early evaluations of Fowler’s new look have been encouraging with the 32-year-old posting a bogey-free 69 for an early share of seventh place at the weather-delayed occasion.