The misconception about golf is that GOLF stands for Gentlemen’s Only Ladies Not. Definitely, this is not true, and it was a joke of the 20th century.
Everyone follows golf these days, and if you follow golf, you must be aware of the name Rickie Fowler.
Rickie Fowler is one of the best golfers of all time who has been playing golf professionally since 2009.
He was listed as the highest-paid golfer of 2016. Likewise, he was also ranked as the number one golfer continuously for four straight years.
Unlike other golfers, Rickie learned the basics of golf by himself. He practiced on his own until he reached his senior year in high school.
Besides, Fowler has won various tournaments. Undoubtedly, he was listed in the number one list for four years straight for a reason.
Initially, Rickie was introduced to clubs by his grandpa. 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 many more.
But first, let us have an instant look at the quick facts.
|Name||Rick Yukata Fowler|
|Birthplace||December 13, 1988|
|Birthdate||Murrieta, California, United States|
|Age||34 Years Old|
|Father’s Name||Rod Fowler|
|Mother’s Name||Lynn Fowler|
|Education||Murrieta Valley High School
Oklahoma State University
|Height||5 ft 9 inch|
|Shoe Size||9 (U.S.)|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Current Tour||PGA Tour|
|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||$18 Million|
|Salary||$7.3 Million (7th Highest-aid golfer by Forbes in 2015)|
|Endorsements Charge||$10 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Jersey, Poster, Autograph, Signed items|
|Last Update||February 2023|
Early Life, Family, And Education
Rick Yukata Fowler, famous as Rickie Yukata, was born in Murrieta, California, the United States, on December 13, 1988.
Rickie was born to Roy Fowler (father) and Lynn Fowler (mother). However, he got his middle name, “Yukata,” from his maternal grandfather, Japanese.
Hence, Rickie has always followed the Japanese culture and is proud of his heritage. To talk about Rikie’s education, he was born and brought up in Murrieta, and he went to Murrieta High School.
Rickie’s father was the owner of a trucking company, which means Rickie had an amazing childhood. Besides, both his parents and his sister used to participate in bike riding games.
Even Rickie followed his father to be a dirt biker, but later, he left riding due to an accident. So, instead, his grandfather introduced him to golf.
Since then, Rickie started playing golf, and it won’t be a mistake to say that he learned everything on his own. Rickie learned golf on the driving porch.
Later, in 2005 Rickie won the summer cup, and again in 2007, he helped the US win the Walker Cup.
Similarly, in 2007 during his senior year at high school, he won the SW League finals and helped his team win the state final.
The following year Fowler also 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 US defend the Walker Cup.
Age, Height, And Body Measurement
At the time of writing, Rickie is 34 years old. Rickie celebrates his birthday every year on December 13 under the sun sign Sagittarius.
Likewise, people with this zodiac sign are usually focused, determined, and motivated. Nonetheless, Rickie is passionate and determined about his work.
Besides, Rickie Fowler is an American by nationality and mixed by ethnicity. It is because his maternal grandparents are from Japan. Likewise, he has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Similarly, he is 5 ft. 9 inches tall and weighs around 68 kg. Besides, his body measurement is 38-28-35 inches. Rickie wears a show with size 9 (U.S.).
Hence, a golfer should always look smart and tidy. However, his looks are quite impressive and deserve appreciation.
Rickie Fowler started his professional career by playing in the Albatross Boise Open on the Nationwide tour, which took place in August 2009.
Besides, he finished as runner-up in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational.
Similarly, Rickie also participated in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for children’s Open; this was his first PGA Tour.
Further, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which was held in February of 2010, Fowler, with a score of 15-under-par, finishes second.
Likewise, in Rickie’s third PGA Tour, he entered the final round and became a runner at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
Notably, this was his first PGA victory, which eventually took 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. Similarly, in the same month, Rickie signed a clothing deal with Puma.
Rickie was only 21 years old when he made his U.S. Ryder Cup debut, becoming the youngest Ruder Cup player of all time.
Further, in 2011, Fowler finished tied for 5th in The Open Championship, held in Royal St Gorge.
Later, after a disappointing performance in the FedEx cup’s last round, Fowler was positioned at 37 in the FedEx cup points.
However, he enhanced his level of playing and earned a $132,000 bonus in the FedEx Cup. Besides, in 2011 Fowler was ranked 32nd best golf player in the world.
Further, Fowler defeated Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points and won the game, which marked his first PGA Tour victory.
Likewise, in 2013 Fowler finished as a runner-up in the Australian PGA championship. Not so surprisingly, he was ranked the 10th best golf player in the world.
Because he was the third player besides Tiger Woods and Jack Niklaus, to finish all four majors at the Tour Championship in one calendar year.
In May 2014, at The Players Championship, Fowler won his first game after 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 wins his first match of 2016 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Similarly, Fowler wins his fourth PGA Tour on February 26, and he also preserved his 54 lead to win for the first time in his career.
Likewise, in 2018 while Rickie had his 12th tour, he finishes as a runner-up and becomes the 27th golfer to win a $30,000,000 tour earning in PGA Tour history.
However, in 2019, the U.S. team wins the 2019 President Cup. Likewise, Fowler went 1-0-3, and his team wins by 16-14.
You can get the latest news, results, videos, stats, and more about Rickie Fowler on the ESPN website.
Net Worth And Earnings
Since Rickie has been a golfer for a long period of time, there is no doubt that he has earned quite a good amount of money in his life.
It is estimated that Rickie Fowler has a net worth of $18 million. Likewise, he is paid $10 million through brand endorsements. Besides, his yearly salary is expected to be $7.3 million.
Further, he was also 2015 Forbes, the world’s highest-paid golfer. Besides, Rickie Fowler is also the global brand ambassador of Mercedes-Benz cars.
Likewise, Rickie loves cars and has a wide variety of cars in his garage. Rickie’s car collection consists of a custom Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R, and many more.
However, Oklahoma State’s orange colors are prominent features of his cars. Similarly, Rickie lives in a mansion worth $14 million, which is located in Florida.
The house is 14,897 sq ft. which has six bedrooms, an exercise room with a steam shower, a game room, a sports bar, a six-car garage, and boat storage.
Likewise, Rickie has earned $38.9 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 And Wedding
Rickie married Allison Stokke in 2019. Further, Allison was born in California into an athletic family. Because of her family background, she also loved games from her early childhood.
However, she developed a passion for pole vaulting, and Allison also broke the record of various high schools.
Besides, Allison is a model, and she received an athletic scholarship to study sociology at the University of California.
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 accounts together. Further, the news was confirmed by Jason Day as Rickie didn’t attend the team meeting to spend time with Allison.
After some time, Rickie himself made the news official with a picture of theirs together with the hashtag #RickFoundAChic. Later, Allison was found everywhere with Rickie in his every match.
Finally, in 2018, Rickie proposed to Allison on a beach in Southampton, New York. To which Allison responded yes, posting about it on Instagram. Hence, they got engaged.
Later, in 2020 the couple got married secretly in the presence of some close friends and family members.
In an interview with Vogue, Allison explained her happiness and joy of getting married to Rikkie. She shared every intimate detail of her wedding with a lot of excitement.
Further, she adds the wedding happened in Mexico, and they had a lot of fun. The wedding event included welcome dinners, pre-wedding photoshoots, rehearsal dinners, and many more.
Further, Allison was clad in Elizabeth Fillmore for her wedding day, and Allison’s bouquet consisted of garden roses, dahlias, and parrot tulips.
Indeed, this couple enjoyed every bit of their wedding and are living their life happily.
Social Media Presence
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Twitter: 1.6 million followers
Instagram: 1.8 million followers
The above graph shows Fowler‘s popularity over the past twelve months.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
How many wins does Rickie Fowler have?
Rickie Fowler has accumulated 9 professional wins, which include 5 PGA tournament victories, 2 European tour wins, 1 Asia Tour wins, and 1 other win.
What Putter does Rickie Fowler use?
Rickie Fowler uses Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter. His putter is 35-inches in length.
What equipment does Rickie Fowler use to play golf?
Rickie Fowler uses 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 uses 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 uses the TaylorMade TP5x Pix ball.
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 left-hand low 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 is Rickie Fowler ruled out of the Korean Open?
Rickie Fowler has been ruled out of the upcoming Korean Open and the Malaysia CIMB Classic due to his back injury.