Fowler: I was mad at missing out on US Open

Rickie Fowler insists he was “mad inside” at missing out on the US Open title, despite coming in for flak for his lack of emotion.

Fowler will warm-up for next week’s Open championship by striving to secure a second Scottish Open title in three years at Dundonald Links this weekend.

It’s the American’s first major since he was pipped by Brooks Koepka at the US Open last month, despite being in the hunt from the opening round at Erin Hills.

Fowler came in for criticism from the US media for showing few signs of disappointment at that outcome, yet says that was far from the case.

“I’ve always been someone that doesn’t exactly show their emotions, whether it’s on the golf course, off the golf course,” he said.

“Inside I was ****ed off, but I’m not going to show that. On the golf course, I want to control my emotions. I’ll be mad inside, but I’m going to try to channel that in the right direction.”

Fowler was unable to defend his Scottish Open title last year due to a clash with the Olympics, but sees it as ideal preparation for the Open.

“Links golf is probably my favourite and I think there’s a lot of good that can happen these next two weeks,” he added.

“This year everything has been trending in the right direction, having been in contention in the first two majors.”