Former Cowboy Golfer Runner-Up at U.S. Open
Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler shot a final round 72 and was one of just three golfers under par at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina on Sunday.
Fowler finished at one-under par, tied with Erik Compton, but eight shots behind the winner Martin Kaymer.
Fowler’s finish was his best ever in a major championship.
He began the day five shots behind Kaymer, but could not make up any ground.
After taking a double bogey on #4, Fowler was eight shots back and essentially out of contention.
Kaymer became the first golfer since Tom Kite in 1992 to win tournaments on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in the same year.
Kaymer won the Players Championship on Mother’s Day this year.
Kaymer is the first European golfer not from the United Kingdom to win the U.S. Open.
Other Oklahoma-related golfers finished as follows:
Oklahoma City native Jimmy Walker shot a final round 69 to finish at 2-over par.
Former OSU golfer Kevin Tway shot a final round 72 to finish at 17-over, while former Cowboy Bo Van Pelt shot a 79 to finish at 18-over par.