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Who is Rickie Fowler?

He’s one of the best to never win a major, but who is Rickie Fowler? Find out more about the American with our player profile here…

 

Rickie Fowler is one of the most liked players on the PGA Tour. The American has several wins on both the DP World Tour and PGA Tour, and has finished in the top three in all four majors.

Having taught himself to play golf on a local driving range, Fowler attended Oklahoma State University, and is now famous for his Sunday orange, in honour of his college days. The American spent 36 weeks atop the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He became the USA’s youngest ever Ryder Cup player in 2010, and won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award that same year.

His first professional victory came in 2011 at the Kolon Korea Open, before he won on the PGA Tour for the first time the next year. That win came at the Wells Fargo Championship. Fowler has gone on to secure 10 professional wins, including the Players Championship and the Deutsche Bank Championship, a FedEx Cup Playoffs event.

Fowler finished inside the top five in all four majors in 2014, becoming only the third player to do so. However, in failing to take any of the titles home, he became the first to do so without a win. A T5 finish at the Masters Tournament was followed up by runners-up finishes at both the US Open and the Open Championship. He ended that major season with a T3 at the PGA Championship. The American has gone on to finish in the top five in major championships on eight occasions.

After suffering a loss of form which coincided with the shutdown of golf during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fowler went four years without a win. Eventually, he got back in the winners’ circle, with an emotional play-off victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2023.

Rickie Fowler | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Rick Yutaka Fowler
Born: December 13, 1988
Nationality: United States
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States

Career

College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 2009
Professional Wins: 10
Highest World Ranking: 4 – January 24, 2016

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – 2nd (2018)
– PGA Championship – T3 (2014)
– US Open – T2 (2014)
– Open Championship – T2 (2014)

Professional Wins – 10

2011 (1) – Kolon Korea Open
2012 (1) – Wells Fargo Championship
2015 (3) – The Players Championship, Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Deutsche Bank Championship
2016 (1) – Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
2017 (2) – Honda Classic, Hero World Challenge
2019 (1) – Waste Management Phoenix Open
2023 (1) – Rocket Mortgage Classic

Achievements and Awards

Ben Hogan Award – 2008
PGA Tour Rookie of the Year – 2010

Rickie Fowler | What’s In His Bag?

Fowler is a Cobra staff player, playing the Aerojet LS driver and fairway woods. He also plays the King Tour irons and Forged wedges.

Rickie Fowler’s what’s in the bag can be seen here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Rickie Fowler

When and where was Rickie Fowler born?

Fowler was born on December 13, 1988 in California, United States. He started playing golf at a young age, and played only on a driving range in his formative years, teaching himself how to play the game.

When did Rickie Fowler turn professional?

Fowler turned professional in 2009 following the Walker Cup, where he had won all four of his matches. His first PGA Tour event saw him finish in a tie for 7th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

How many PGA Tour titles has Rickie Fowler won?

Fowler has won six times on the PGA Tour in his career so far, including victories at the Tour’s flagship event, the Players Championship, and the Deutsche Bank Championship, a FedEx Cup Playoffs event, both of which came in 2015. He also has two DP World Tour titles to his name, with wins in Scotland and Abu Dhabi.

Who is Rickie Fowler married to?

Fowler is married to Allison Stokke. Having gotten together two years earlier, the pair married in 2019. Stokke broke a number of American records in the pole-vault during her time at high school, and almost qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London. The pair has a daughter, Maya, who was born in November 2021.

Did you Know?

Major Championship 62

Fowler is one of just three players to ever shoot a 62 in a major championship. He did so in the opening round of the 2023 US Open, joining Branden Grace and Xander Schauffele as the only three men to have done so.

Sunday Orange

Rickie Fowler is known for his bold orange apparel on Sundays. The American wears orange on the final day of tournaments in honour of his time at Oklahoma State University.

Four Major Top Fives in 2014

Fowler became only the third man in the history of the sport to finish in the top five in all four majors in a calendar year. He joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in doing so, but he became the first man to do so without winning a major. Jordan Spieth joined the trio in achieving the feat a year later, winning twice.

The ‘Golf Boys’

Fowler was part of the ‘Golf Boys’ boyband, which also featured Bubba Watson, Ben Crane and Hunter Mahan.

Rickie Fowler Foundation

The Rickie Fowler Foundation helps people in Native American and Japanese communities.

Other Rickie Fowler Articles

Fowler and Schauffele tie major record low 62 on same day

‘The best I’ve ever felt’: Fowler after winning Rocket Mortgage Classic

Rickie Fowler branded ‘coward’ after pulling out of Leeds United takeover

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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