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Comfortable in his shoes

Strong and stylish, Fowler takes to links golf like a duck on the pond
Rickie Fowler widely is known for his creative costumes on the golf course, but the “Golf Boys” boy-band member is making waves with his clubs, too. “I love to play links golf, like I said,” the 23-year-old American said on the eve of the British Open. “You can be as creative as you want.”
British Open

LYTHAM, England – Facts and figures for the British Open golf championship:
Event: 141st British Open
Dates: Thursday-Sunday.
Site: Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Length: 7,086 yards
Par: 34-36–70
Field: 157 (155 professionals, 2 amateurs).
Prize Money: 5 million pounds (about $7.75 million).
Winner’s Share: 900,000 pounds (about $1.4 million).
Defending Champion: Darren Clarke.
Open Champions at Royal Lytham & St. Annes: David Duval (2001), Tom Lehman (1996), Seve Ballesteros (1979, 1988), Gary Player (1974), Tony Jacklin (1969), Bob Charles (1963), Peter Thomson (1958), Bobby Locke (1952), Bobby Jones (1926).
Key Statistic: The last 15 majors have been won by 15 players, the second-longest streak since the Masters began in 1934.
Tailing Tiger: For the first time since the 2011 Masters, Tiger Woods has a mathematical chance to return to No. 1 in the world by winning.
Noteworthy: Americans have a chance to hold all four consecutive majors for the first time since Phil Mickelson won the 2004 Masters.
Quoteworthy: “It’s a good test. I don’t think you can hide on this golf course,” Graeme McDowell said.
Key Pairings (all times Mountain): 2:20 a.m. today – Lee Westwood, Yoshinori Fujimoto, Bubba Watson; 2:42 a.m. today – Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose; 7:21 a.m. today, Rory McIlroy Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley; 7:43 a.m. Thursady – Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy.
Television (all times Mountain): 2:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Friday, ESPN. 5 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN. 4 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, ESPN.
Associated Press

Comfortable in his shoes

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Rickie Fowler widely is known for his creative costumes on the golf course, but the “Golf Boys” boy-band member is making waves with his clubs, too. “I love to play links golf, like I said,” the 23-year-old American said on the eve of the British Open. “You can be as creative as you want.”
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