Born December 13, 1988 (age 21)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
Residence Murrieta, California
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 2009
No sooner had the greatest player in living memory come along but the American’s are now talking about the ‘next Tiger’? Step onto the podium Rickie Fowler, step off the podium past pretenders like Colt Knost and Ty Tyron. Rickie has been playing golf since he was a little kid. His Dad used to collect him from Kintergarden and bring him either fishing or golfing and both stuck. He was also a competitive dirt bike racer until a broken foot and blown out knee aged 15 quenched his motocross ambitions. Motorcycling’s loss was golf’s gain as Fowler progressed to being the world’s number one amateur during 2007.
Fowler was born in Anaheim, California and attended Oklahoma State University. Whilst there he progressed his game to the point where he represented the United States in their victory at the 2007 Walker Cup and again in 2009. On his second appearance he won all four matches he played in as the U.S. won by a seven point margin.
Now twenty years of age, Rickie has become the only player in history to be the NCAA's Player of the Year as a freshman, and one of the fastest to make waves on the main PGA Tour. He may be easily identifiable on the course with his flashy Puma gear but off it Ricky is reported to be well grounded and approachable. Whether he really is the ‘next Tiger’ only time will tell but try to catch Rickie next time he’s on TV. If you can that is!
What’s In The Bag 2010 Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler Shorts
Whats that on your ball?
4:13 is a bible reference. "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." This could either be a reference to God or the Diamana White Board 73 X shaft of his driver.
So why does Rickie dress up like an inmate of Guantanamo Bay? The answer lies in his collegiate allegiance. He went to Oklahoma State where he picked up a love for his orange team colours. Kind of like a golfing version of Holland’s Raymond Van Barneveld. Fowler has even had his woods painted orange!
Any Nicknames: “There's a couple. One of the main ones is Steek. Not very many people know about it. It was started two years ago after I played well at a tournament down in South Carolina called the Players Amateur. Chris Kirk, he was the one that gave it to me. He said I stuck everyone, and that kind of turned to Steek. There were only a very few guys that called me that, and it was the mainly the guys on the '07 Walker Cup team. So every once in a while here someone calls me that, and I know it's someone that knows something about me if they call me Steek.”