by Mark Hayes on Pebble Beach
(Photo courtesy of USGA / JD Cuban)
Rickie Fowler caught, as always, the eye on Pebble Beach today.
But it was not only his five-under-66 and his share in the leadership of the US Open that had tongues wag.
Fowler, known for pressing the fashion boundaries of a wave, rocked a variation of his mullet hairstyle, again his way but not forgetting Aussie mate Jarrod Lyle before the mind.
Fowler and Jason Dufner used their long locks in May to help the charity organization of the former PGA champion in Alabama
"And I thought crazy hair, I mean that I am busy all year round with Jarrod Lyle and wear Leuk the Duck (pins), the crazy hair goes against the children and the people who eventually have to lose their hair through chemo and dealing with that.
& # 39; So I have a lot of hair for Jarrod here, at least at the back. And that is a big focus on my foundation.
"It was fun. I cleaned it up this week. Like I said, we just have a good time with it and don't necessarily try to look good," he said in typically good humor.
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Fowler is considered one of the best players who have never won a major championship, but it is no stranger to the lofty seats of their leaders at the start of the race.
In addition to emerging American stars Xander Schauffele and Aaron Wise and former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen as Thursday's leaders at five o'clock, Fowler & # 39; s challenge is to keep his zen.
"It has been a long way to get to a point where majors (feel) feel like a new week because they are bigger, they are majors and a lot is happening," he said, indicating he was good at his pre-shot continued to handle well today.
"If I was worried, I would withdraw or make sure I went through the process again," he said.
"And that is becoming increasingly important, especially if you are on Saturday (or) Sunday and things are starting to accelerate.
"I think that's something I've learned from previous experiences, that things can start quickly.
"(I have to) make sure we stay the same pace as we were today, because when … you get into the fight, you get a little excited and you start moving a little too fast.
"And if you run fast, the kind falls in your swing and other things like that.
"You start walking fast, you start to breathe more (and so on).
"It's a lot easier said than done. It seems pretty simple."