Rickie Fowler Bio: Net Worth & Personal Life

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Rickie Fowler is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. In 2007 and 2008, he was ranked the number one amateur golfer worldwide for 36 weeks.

Fowler reached a career-high fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking following his victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on January 24, 2016.

On February 12, 2023, he showed his incredible skill again by sinking hole-in-one at WM Phoenix Open; because of that, he was ranked No.7.

If you are a golf fanatic, you must know Rickie Fowler. He is one of the best golfers who has played professionally since 2009 and was listed as the highest-paid golfer of 2016. 

Rickie Fowler Showing Golf Ball
Rickie Fowler Showing Golf Ball (Source: Instagram)

Unlike other golfers, Rickie learned the basics of golf by himself. He practiced independently until he reached his senior year in high school.

He has won various tournaments and was introduced to clubs by his grandfather. Fowler’s grandpa was very supportive, and he was the one to encourage him to pursue a career in golf.

Today, let’s dive into the life of Rickie Fowler. Here, we will discuss his early life, age, education, career, net worth, personal life, and more.

But first, let us have an instant look at the quick facts.

Quick Facts

Name Rick Yutaka Fowler
Birthdate December 13, 1988
Birthplace Murrieta, California, United States
Nationality American
Age 35 Years Old
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Not Known
Father’s Name Rod Fowler
Mother’s Name Lynn Fowler
Education Murrieta Valley High School
Oklahoma State University 
Height 5 ft 9 in / 1.75 cm / 175 cm
Siblings Taylor Fowler
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Weight 68 kg / 150 lb
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Residence Jupiter, Florida
Profession Golfer
Current Tour PGA Tour
Turned Professional 2009
Feature Wins 5
Professional Wins 9
Highest Ranking 4
Achievement Ben Hogan Award Rookie Of The Year 2010
No. Of Tours 5 Times PGA Tour
2 Times Europe Tour
2 Times Other Tour
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary $7.3 Million (7th Highest-Aid Golfer By Forbes In 2015)
Endorsements Earnings $10 Million
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Allison Stokke
Kids Yes
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Poster, Autograph, Signed items
Last Update February 2024

Early Life, Family, & Education

Rick Yutaka Fowler, famous as Rickie Fowler, was born in Murrieta, California, on December 13, 1988, to Rod Fowler (father) and Lynn Fowler (mother).

He got his middle name, “Yutaka,” from his maternal grandfather, from Japan, while his maternal grandmother was Navajo Native American.

Rickie has always followed the Japanese culture and is proud of his heritage. Talking about his education, he was born and raised in Murrieta and went to Murrieta High School.

Rickie’s father owned a trucking company.

Similarly, his sister also participated in bike sports.

Even Rickie followed his father footsteps to be a dirt biker, but later, he left riding due to an accident. So, instead, his grandfather introduced him to golf.

After that, Rickie started playing golf, and it won’t be a mistake to say that he learned everything independently while he learned golf by playing on the driving porch.

Later, in 2005 summer, Rickie won the Western Junior, and again in 2007, he helped the U.S. win the Walker Cup.

In 2007, during his senior year at high school, he won the SW League Final and helped his team win the state final.

The following year Fowler won the Sunnehanna Amature title and again defended the same title in 2008.

Similarly, in 2009 Fowler won all four matches and finished third in Sunnehanna Amature while helping the U.S. defend the Walker Cup. He also received the 2008 Ben Hogan Award.

Age, & Body Measurement

Rickie Fowler is 35 years old as of 2024.

He celebrates his birthday every year on December 13 under the sun sign Sagittarius.

People with this zodiac sign are usually focused, determined, and motivated. Rickie is passionate and determined about his work.

Rickie Fowler Golfing
Rickie Fowler Golfing (Source: Instagram)

He is an American by nationality and mixed by ethnicity. It is because his maternal grandfather was from Japan. Fowler has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Similarly, he is 1.75 meters tall, weighs around 150 lb and wears a shoe size 9 (U.S.).

Professional Career

Rickie Fowler finished as runner-up in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational.

He started his professional career by playing in the Albatross Boise Open on the Nationwide tour, which took place in August 2009.

Similarly, Rickie also participated in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children’s Open; this was his first PGA Tour.

2010-2013

At the Waste Management Phoenix Open, held in February of 2010, Fowler finished second with a score of 15-under-par.

Likewise, in Rickie’s third PGA Tour, he entered the final round and became a runner-up at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

This was his first PGA victory, eventually taking Rickie into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

In September 2010, U.S. Ryder Cup chose Rickie as a captain’s pick for their team. 

Rickie was only 21 when he made his U.S. Ryder Cup debut, becoming the youngest Ryder Cup player of all time.

Further, in 2011, Fowler tied for 5th in The Open Championship in Royal St Gorge.

After a disappointing performance in the FedEx Cup last round, Fowler stood at 37 in the FedEx Cup points.

However, he enhanced his playing level and earned a $132,000 bonus in the FedEx Cup. His first professional win was at OneAsia Tour’s Kolon Korea Open.

In 2011, Fowler was ranked the 32nd best golf player in the world.

Fowler defeated Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points, which marked his first PGA Tour victory.  

Likewise, in 2013 Fowler finished as a runner-up in the Australian PGA Championship, four shots behind the tournament.

2014-Present

At the PGA Championship, Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, and McIlroy battled for the title on a rain-soaked Valhalla Gold Club near Louisville.

Fowler stood third even after holding the lead for most of the day.

He was the third player, besides Tiger Woods and Jack Niklaus, to finish all four majors at the Tour Championship in one calendar year.

He was placed 8th after the Tour Championship. Not so surprisingly, he was ranked the 10th best golf player in the world.

In May 2015, at The Players Championship, Fowler won his first game in three years after his T-12 finish at the Masters.

In 2015, Fowler won several games, including Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open (European Tour), Deutsche Bank Championship, and the second FedEx Cup Playoffs (third PGA victory by one stroke over Henrik Stenson).

Besides, Rickie shot a final round of 69 to finish one clear of Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and won his first match of 2016 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Fowler won the Honda Classic for his fourth PGA Tour on February 26 and preserved his 54-hole lead to win for the first time in his career.

In 2018, while Rickie had his 12th tour, he finished as a runner-up and became the 27th golfer to win a $30,000,000 tour in PGA Tour history.

In 2019, the U.S. team won the 2019 Presidents Cup. Likewise, Fowler went 1-0-3, and his team won by 16-14.

Rickie stood T5th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and finished T10th at The American Express.

Recent Career

After COVID-19, Fowler has had the best results, including T12th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and T15th at the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

He failed to qualify for the BMW Championship. After a month of rest, he returned to compete in the 2020 U.S. Open.

He finished T29th at the 2020 Masters Tournament.

Fowlers finished T8th at the 2021 PGA Championship, his first top-ten finish in an event since the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions. 

Fowler struggled in 2022, missing the first three cuts until a T55th finish at the Genesis Invitational.

He tied for 23rd as he played only one major.

Rickie Fowler In Colorful Outfit
Rickie Fowler In Colorful Outfit (Source: Instagram)

Rickie barely maintained his Tour card, finishing 125th in the FedEx Cup, securing the last place.

Ricky Romano replaced Joe Skovron; he was the long-time caddie who spent 13 years on the bag for Fowler.

Not only that, after firing John Tillery, Rickie hired his old swing coach, Butch Harmon. He stood 6th in the season-opening Fortinet Championship, showing quick results.

Fowler tied in the second position at the Zozo Championship, a shot behind winner Keegan Bradley.

Comeback

On 23 January 2023, Fowler’s coach Butch Harmon predicted that he would win this year.

He also stated that it was sad to see him go from the top 10 players in the world to 160th place.

He has already started improving his position by standing 106th this season.

On February 13, 2023, he aced on the TPC Scottsdale after the first win since the 2019 WM Phoenix Open. 

It did not happen on the famed 16th hole, known as the rowdiest in golf; however, it was well-timed.

In 216 measuring yards, he used his 6-iron perfectly. It was the first ace at the tournament this year.

Since the 2015 Quicken Loans National, it was the third hole-in-one on TOUR for Fowler. 

In the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open, Fowler kept a torrid start to the final round, charging a long-range birdie.

Furthermore, on 21 January 2023, Fowler accessorized his sporting golf bag at The American Express with what seemed to be the one-year-old daughter, Maya Fowler, a nod to future success on the course.

Looks like Fowler has already planned out for Maya, as it was an American Junior Golf Association name tag. Fowler himself got his start from there.

The tags are the signature of the junior golf community as a marker of a great player. The AJGA tag read:”2040: Maya Fowler.”

Golf Equipment

Rickie Fowler previously used Cobra F9 Speedback (white) (9 degrees), Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 60 TX shaft driver, and Cobra King F8+ (14 at 13.5 degrees) with an Aldila Synergy 70 TX shaft wood.

Likewise, he also used Cobra AMP Cell Pro CB ’13 (4), Cobra King Forged CB (5-PW), Mitsubishi Chemical MMT 125TX shafts iron, TaylorMade MG (48 degrees), and Titleist Vokey SM8 52°, 56°, 60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 wedges.

For golf balls, he used the TaylorMade TP5x Pix ball.

As of 2024, he uses the following equipments.

  • Driver: Cobra Aerojet LS (9 degrees) with Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype 70 X shaft
  • 3-wood: Cobra Aerojet (12.5 degrees) with UST Mamiya LINQ shaft
  • 5-wood: Cobra LTDx LS (17.5 degrees at 18.5 degrees) with Aldila Synergy shaft
  • Irons: Cobra King Tour (4-PW), with KBS Tour shafts
  • Wedges: Cobra King 08 Versatile (52 at 50, 54 at 56, 60 degrees), all with KBS shafts
  • Putter: Odyssey Versa Jailbird
  • Ball TaylorMade TP5x Pix

Net Worth & Earnings

Since Rickie has been a golfer for an extended time, there is no doubt that he has earned quite a good amount of money.

It is estimated that Rickie Fowler has a net worth of $40 million as of 2024.

In September 2010, he signed a multi-year equipment deal with Titleist. He also signed a deal with Rolex. The same month Fowler signed a clothing deal with Puma. 

His most notable appearance was in a 2012 commercial for Crowne Plaza Hotels. It was entitled “It’s Good to be Rickie.”

Fowler also appeared in ESPN’s “Sportscenter” show in 2013. He was an ambassador for PGA Junior Golf in 2015.

He made another deal with TaylorMade in 2019.

Likewise, he is estimated to make $10 million through brand endorsements. Besides, his yearly salary is expected to be $7.3 million.

He was also 2015 Forbes world’s highest-paid golfer. Besides, Fowler is the global brand ambassador of Mercedes-Benz cars.

Rickie loves cars and has a wide variety of cars in his garage. His car collection consists of a custom Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R, and many more.

Talking about his properties, Rickie lives in a mansion worth $14 million, which is located in Florida.

The house is 14,897 sq ft. with six bedrooms, an exercise room with a steam shower, a game room, a sports bar, a six-car garage, and boat storage.

Rickie earned over $49 million in career earnings from PGA Tour. So definitely, Fowler lives a luxurious life in his lavish mansion.

Undoubtedly he deserves that because he has done a lot of hard work to be in that position.

Personal Life & Wedding

Rickie married Allison Stokke in 2019. Allison was born in California into an athletic family. Because of her family background, she also loved games from early childhood.

However, she developed a passion for pole vaulting and broke the record of various high schools.

Allison is a model and received an athletic scholarship to study sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

However, it is not clear how these two met, but their first picture together surfaced on the internet at a Moto GP event in Austin, Texas, in 2017.

Rickie and Allison both posted their picture on Instagram together. The news was confirmed by Jason Day, as Rickie didn’t attend the team meeting to spend time with Allison.

After some time, Rickie made the news official with a picture of theirs and the hashtag #RickFoundAChic. 

In 2018, Rickie proposed to Allison on a beach in Southampton, New York. To which Allison responded yes, posting about it on Instagram. 

Later, in 2020 the couple married secretly in the presence of close friends and family members.

In an interview with Vogue, Allison explained her happiness and joy of getting married to Rickie. She shared every intimate detail of her wedding with a lot of excitement.

Further, she added the wedding happened in Mexico, and they had a lot of fun. The wedding included welcome dinners, pre-wedding photoshoots, rehearsal dinners, etc.

Allison was clad in Elizabeth Fillmore for her wedding day, and Allison’s bouquet consisted of garden roses, dahlias, and parrot tulips.

This couple enjoyed every bit of their wedding and lives happily. Rickie and Allison had a daughter, born on November 2021.

Popularity Graph

Rickie Fowler is a professional golfer playing on the PGA Tour. He has 9 professional wins in his name.

Rickie Fowler Popularity
Rickie Fowler Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The above graph shows Fowler‘s popularity over the past twelve months. He has been highly searched online after he aced WM Phoenix Open.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What putter does Rickie Fowler use?

Rickie Fowler used Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter earlier, which was 35 inches in length. Now he uses an Odyssey Versa Jailbird mallet putter.

Did Rickie Fowler earn an exemption?

Rickie Fowler earned an exemption into the PGA Championship, but it only applied if Rickie stayed inside the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking by May 10, 2021.  

How does Rickie Fowler grip the putter?

Rickie Fowler‘s grip putter by switching from his conventional grip to a low left-hand grip.

Did Rickie Fowler win the COVID-19 relief charity match?

No, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson defeated Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in the charity match for COVID-19 relief.

Why was Rickie Fowler ruled out of the Korean Open in 2012?

Rickie Fowler was ruled out of the Korean Open and the Malaysia CIMB Classic due to his back injury.

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