This is the player profile of the American professional golfer Rickie Fowler, who is considered to be one of the best young golf players today and has a fantastic career as an amateur in the past. Let us know more about Rickie Fowler.
Basic Details about Rickie Fowler
Full Name: Rick Yutaka Fowler
Date of Birth: 13th December, 1988
Place of Birth: Murrieta, California, USA
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
College: Oklahoma State University
Nationality: United States of America
Residence: Jupiter, California
Professional Details about Rickie Fowler
Turned Professional: in 2009
Tour Plays In: PGA Tour
Best Performances in the Golf Majors by Rickie Fowler
The Masters: T5 – 2014
The Open Championship: T2 – 2014
US Open: T2 – 2014
Other Achievements and Awards Won by Rickie Fowler
PGA Tour Rookie of the Year: 2010
More about Rickie Fowler
After the end of 2010, Rickie Fowler moved to Florida from Las Vegas and he lives in Jupiter ever since. Rickie Fowler carries a middle name Yutaka, which is the real name of his maternal grandfather, who is Japanese. The special thing about Rickie Fowler is that he always wears orange cloths on the final day of each tournament he plays. By doing this he pays respect to the Oklahoma State University from which he finished his graduation and participated in amateur golf which gave him huge success.
Although Rickie Fowler is currently amongst the Top 10 ranked golfers of the year, he gained plenty of fame and respect during his amateur stint. Rickie Fowler has won 5 Amateur titles during his career. These titles are, Western Junior in 2005, Sunnehanna Amateur, in 2007 and in 2008, Players Amateur in 2007 and the Big 12 Championship.
After turning professional in the year 2009, Rickie Fowler won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2010, says the volume of his talent. Rickie Fowler’s first ever Professional win came in 2011 when he won Kolon Korea Open under the OneAsia Tour; Rory McIlroy was the runners up in that tournament. Next year at the Wells Fargo Championship Rickie Fowler again found Rory McIlroy as his runner-up along with D. A. Points and that pushed him as one of the most expected young players in the PGA Tour Circuit.
2014 has been one of the most impressive years for Rickie Fowler as he has finished in Top 5 positions in all the Major tournaments of the year.