Rickie Fowler

DATE OF Birth

December 13 1988

COUNTRY
United States

HEIGHT

5ft 9in

TOTAL VICTORIES

5

Fowler entered international competition in 2007, too, playing for the United States in the Walker Cup matches. He compiled a 3-1 record; on a return trip to the Walker Cup in 2009, Fowler went 4-0. Between those trips, Fowler made it through qualifying and into the 2008 U.S. Open, where he made the cut. He spent parts of 2007 and 2008 as the No. 1-ranked amateur golfer in the world.

Rickie Fowler began playing golf at age three, but into his early teens Rickie Fowler's favourite sport was motocross. That changed when Fowler was 14, when he suffered injuries in a dirt bike accident. After that, golf moved to the forefront. His best finish in a World Golf Championship came in 2011 at the Bridgestone Invitational where he finished runner-up whilst his best finish in the WGC-HSBC Champions came last year when he finished T3.

In 2015 Rickie Fowler was part of a three-hole playoff at TPC Sawgrass and became THE PLAYERS Champion, with the victory, he moved to a career-best ninth in the Official World Golf Ranking. Rickie earned his second international victory when he captured the Aberdeen Asset management Scottish Open in come-from-behind fashion at Gullane GC in July and finished solo second in his fourth start at Quicken Loans National. Continued his blistering form by winning the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second FedEx Cup Playoffs event, by one stroke over Henrik Stenson, for his third victory on the PGA Tour.

In 2007, he began playing collegiately at Oklahoma State University, where Fowler became the first freshman ever to be awarded the NCAA Player of the Year honour.

Fowler entered international competition in 2007, too, playing for the United States in the Walker Cup matches. He compiled a 3-1 record; on a return trip to the Walker Cup in 2009, Fowler went 4-0. Between those trips, Fowler made it through qualifying and into the 2008 U.S. Open, where he made the cut. He spent parts of 2007 and 2008 as the No. 1-ranked amateur golfer in the world.

Fowler completed his sophomore season of college in mid-2009 and then turned professional. His pro debut, at age 20, occurred at the Nationwide Tour Albertsons Boise Open, where he missed the cut. But Fowler had better luck at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, where he got into a playoff before finishing second.

Fowler received a sponsor invitation to play in the 2009 PGA Tour Frys.com Open and made the most of it, again getting into a playoff before finishing second. Fowler earned enough money in several PGA Tour appearances at the end of 2009 to acquire partial status for 2010, and then improved that status at 2009 Q-School.

Another near-miss occurred at the 2010 PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open, where Fowler again finished second. Rickie made the 2010 US Ryder Cup team and displayed fantastic composure to birdie the last 3 holes in his singles game against Edoardo Molinari to help keep the USA in the Ryder Cup.

Fowler won the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, for his first PGA Title, beating Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. 2013 saw Fowler finish 38th in the FedEx Cup rankings, narrowly missing out on the Tour Championships while also recording a tied 10th finish at the US Open.

2014 saw Fowler make history, by becoming only the third man behind Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to finish in the top five at all 4 major championships, finishing tied 2nd at both the Open Championship and U.S Open and tied 3rd at the PGA Championship following a phenomenal final round battle with Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson.