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Fowler hopes Quail Hollow magic leads to first major title

Rickie Fowler loves playing at Quail Hollow.

You can't particularly blame him.

This is where Fowler got his breakthrough PGA Tour win — and where he now hopes to capture that elusive first major championship.

Fowler shot an opening-round 69 at the PGA Championship on Thursday, leaving him two shots behind co-leaders Kevin Kisner and Thorbjorn Olesen. He won the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow — his first win after turning pro two years earlier.

"I've definitely had a lot of good finishes here," said the 28-year-old Fowler said. "Getting my first win, and then being in contention a couple years ago. This golf course has a great...