Who is Rickie Fowler?
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 | An Overview
Name: Rick Yutaka Fowler
Born: December 13, 1988
Nationality: United States
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 2009
Professional Wins: 10
Highest World Ranking: 4 – January 24, 2016
Best Results In Majors
– 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?
Driver: Cobra Aerojet LS (9º, Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype 70 X shaft)
Fairway Woods: Cobra Aerojet LS (14.5º @ 13.5º, Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft), Cobra LTDx LS (17.5º, UST Mamiya LINQ 8F5 shaft)
Irons: Cobra King Tour (4-PW, KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shafts)
Wedges: Cobra King Forged (54º, 56º, 58º – KBS Tour 610 shafts)
Putter: Odyssey Versa Jailbird
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Clothing: Cobra Puma
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.
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
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