Fowler makes strong start as Blair, Murray lead in California
California, January 17: Rickie Fowler made a bright start to The American Express, sitting a stroke behind leaders Zac Blair and Grayson Murray after the opening round on Thursday (January 16). Fowler carded a seven-under 65 at La Quinta Country Club at the PGA Tour event, which is played on three different courses in California. The American, who started his 2020 by finishing tied for fifth at the Tournament of Champions, set up his round with a run of five straight birdies beginning at the fifth. Fowler picked up shots at 11 and 13 before a bogey at the par-four 14th, but he managed another birdie at the last.