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Are Peter Uihlein and Rickie Fowler the “Ones to Watch” at the British Open? 9

Posted on July 13, 2011 by Pete South

Rickie Fowler will be playing with Rory McIlroy and Ernie Els in the opening rounds of the British Open.

The official website of the Open Championship has singled out American golfers, Peter Uihlein and Rickie Fowler as ‘ones to watch’ at the 140th installment of the tournament.

Fowler and Uihlein, who have been practicing together at the Royal St George’s Golf Club, are said to have “bright orange futures”, in reference to the tangerine strip of the Oklahoma State University, where the two golfers cut their teeth as amateurs. Fowler, who is rarely seen without a baseball cap, has a number of orange outfits that make the kitsch trousers of English golfer, Ian Poulter, appear tame in comparison. Those following the Open betting won’t have a hard keeping track of them. Read the rest of this entry →

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