Player Profile: Rickie Fowler
Full Name: Rick Yutaka Fowler
Name: Rickie Fowler
Birthday: December 13, 1988
Residence: Jupiter, Florida
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 2009
Current Tour: PGA Tour
Rickie has a proven knack for "firsts". After all, which other professional golfer has a background not in competitive golf, but rather motocross racing? Fortunately for fans of the new golf generation, Rickie traded in his dirt bike for a golf cart at the age of 14. And he hasn't looked back since.
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 have a shot at his PGA Tour card.
Rickie had a strong presence on the PGA Tour in 2010 earning him the title of rookie of the year and a spot on the 2011 US Ryder Cup Team. His momentum and style carried Rickie to his first win as a professional when he won the OneAsia Tour's Korea Open in October 2011 setting him up for big things in 2012.
Rickie's persistance and skill has now led him to his first PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2012. The win is a feather in his orange cap and proof he has what it takes to not only be a top competitor, but a winner on the PGA Tour.
Edgy, non-traditional, yet completely low-key and approachable, Rickie is already well on his way in the world of professional golf. With his larger than life performances – and belt-buckles – Rickie Fowler is definitely someone to catch… if you can.