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Rickie Fowler hopes U.S. Open start No. 7 is lucky break to win first major

Rickie Fowler’s golf resume is missing a major attribute: a major victory.

Fowler broke out in 2014 with top-5 finishes in all four majors. He tied for second at the U.S. Open and British Open, but his missing link is that elusive first major title and Fowler knows it.

“I think I’m very much ready to go get in contention in a major and get the job done,” he said.

Given that the 2015 U.S. Open is on a links-style course, which is “fun for me,” Fowler said, is U.S. Open start No. 7 the lucky one?

He already feels comfortable on Chambers Bay following his official practice rounds Monday and Tuesday, plus playing a round Sunday with Masters champion Jordan Spieth.

“I feel like putting the two together (links style, U.S. Open),” Fowler said, “could turn out to be a great week. So far what I’ve seen the past few days, it’s been fun to hit golf shots around this golf course and I’m looking forward to learning it even more.”

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