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Rickie Fowler has a Big Day in Houston

A first pitch and a bogey-free first round

Shell Houston Open - Round One Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Rickie Fowler is having a good start to his weekend.

He got to throw the first pitch at the Astros-Cubs game tonight. *Nice hat Rickie

He had solid speed, but... well, his aim wasn’t great.

Before that, he shot a bogey-free 64 in the first round of the Shell Houston Open. He’s in the lead at 8-under, one shot ahead of Sung-hoon Kang.

He had a fantastic day hitting 12-of-14 fairways and 16-of-18 greens. The best moment came on the 9th hole, when Fowler nearly hit a hole-in-one.

Fowler is looking for his second victory of the season, after winning the Honda Classic in February. He’s also looking to start off with a strong lead into the Masters next week.

Fowler tees off in the second round at 1:10 p.m. with Jimmy Walker and Jim Herman.

Check out the highlights from round one below.