|San Diegan Rickie Fowler Brings New Energy into Pro Golf|
PGA golfer Rickie Fowler is one of the newest sensations on the tour these days. At 26, Fowler has already logged more than 140 PGA Tournaments in his already six year career. Already in 2015 Fowler is ranked 77th in the FedEx cup rankings and has a world golf ranking of 13. He is seen as a rising star on the tour and one of the up and coming legends of the sport.
Rickie Fowler’s Pro Golf Career
Rickie Fowler’s pro golf career began on the public golf courses in and around San Diego, having been born and raised in nearby Murrieta, California. Much of his game was self-taught, having learned his driving techniques solely on a driving range. Fowler honed his craft while attending Oklahoma State University (OSU). During his time at OSU, he competed in the U.S. Junior Amateurs and Walker Cup tournaments, winning the 2007 and 2009 cups for the U.S.
Fowler first qualified for the U.S. Open Championship in 2008 while still an amateur, making the cut after the first two rounds and finishing the tournament tied for 60th. Turning pro in 2009, Fowler has posted two professional career wins at the Korea Open in 2011 and the Wells-Fargo Championship in 2012, shooting a 14-under 274 and besting current world number 1 golfer Rory McIlroy by one shot in an extra hole playoff. In the most recent Masters Tournament, Fowler placed 12th with a 6-under 282, earning himself $196,000.
The Buzz About Fowler’s Game
Observers note that Rickie Fowler’s game is based on speed and setting up his next shot. His pace of play may be symptomatic of his youth and need-for-speed attitude. Although he is seen as a risk taker, his style is both plotting and methodical. Fowler finished in the top-4 in the four major tournaments in 2014 (e.g. The Masters, PGA Championship, British Open and U.S. Open Championship) and the prospects for the future look bright for this rising star.
Does Fowler Represent the Best San Diego Pro Golf has to Offer?
Undoubtedly the success Rickie Fowler has experienced on the tour gives hope to other area hopefuls playing on a San Diego golf course somewhere that they may be able to someday rise to the top of the sport. Certainly we would encourage Rickie Fowler when visiting his hometown of Murrieta to come enjoy the best San Diego golf experience available and for others to come launch their San Diego pro golf careers by booking a tee time at Riverwalk Golf Club.