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What's Lincoln Thinkin' - Rickie stinks at the start

The US Open ended prematurely Thursday as heavy rain in the Pittsburgh area postponed most of the first round.

But one very popular player was out there long enough to all ready put him at a serious disadvantage

The saying goes, it's not how you start it's how you finish, but for Rickie Fowler, his bad starts, are really affecting where he finishes.

On a wet day, in which over 70 golfers didn't even start their round, Fowler has played himself out of a major, again.

Few doubt that Fowler will win a major one day.

As the fifth-ranked player in the world, the 27-year old Jupiter Island resident may be the best active player to have never won one.

But while some golfers fade at the end of tournaments, as the pressure ramps up, Fowler hasn't felt the pressure at all.

Because he's played himself out of the tournament on the first day.

After finishing in the top five of every major in 2014, his opening rounds have been horrific. They include an 81 at the U.S. Open last year, an 80 at Augusta and in the other three tournaments he trailed the leader by an average of 8 strokes, after just the first round.

Thursday at Oakmont, only 9 players finished their rounds after the rains came. Fowler finished 12 holes and he carded five bogeys and a double bogey.

Only 11 players had a worse score than Fowler's six over par, and half the field has yet to start.

Fowler's been having to play catch-up at each and every major - no wonder he hasn't won one..

Fowler is one of the best players in the world, he's just got to find out how to play that way on Thursdays at the majors.

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