Rickie Fowler is an American professional golfer who is very skilled and good at what he does. Born on December 13, 1988, as Rick Yutaka Fowler in Murrieta, California, where he also grew up, the star plays on the PGA Tour and has earned high praise over the years, especially as a sought-after brand. Like many others, Fowler made mistakes at first, but none of them held him back from reaching new heights in his ambitions.
Fowler attended Murrieta Valley High School where he mainly taught himself how to play golf and quickly began his early career path by playing mainly on a practice course. He quickly began his journey to professional golf and in his final year in 2007, he won the SW League final, leading his team to a resounding victory with a total score of 64-69=133. After that, nothing stopped him. After high school, Rickie easily entered Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where he continued his winning streak at the Fighting Illini Invitational organized by the University of Illinois on October 1, 2007. In what was to be his first collegiate victory, he fired a 203 (70-63-70) to win the tournament in one go.
This was not surprising considering that as an amateur in 2005, Fowler had won the Western Junior and participated in the American Amateur, where he was defeated by the future champion, Richie Ramsay.
Professional Golf Career
He started as an amateur golfer in 2005 when he participated in the American amateur and was defeated, but that didn’t discourage him. He shot the American Junior Amateur again and was eliminated again in the second round. In 2007, he represented the United States at the Walker Cup and won 2-0 in foursome and 1-1 in singles, setting his overall record of 3-1. The same year, he also won the Sunnehanna Amateur (which he also won in 2008) and the Players Amateur. His amateur days continued until 2009 when he made his last appearance at the Walker Cup.
Rickie Fowler’s professional career began in 2009 during the national tour where he played at the Albertsons Boise Open for his professional debut. After his debut, his first PGA Tour was the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, then the Frys.com Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. He kept the right name and scores so that in December of his first professional year being 2009, Fowler successfully obtained his PGA Tour card for 2010 thanks to the qualifying school, finishing T15.
For his third performance at his third PGA in 2010, Fowler had an excellent performance that propelled him into the top 50 in the official world golf rankings. However, he recorded his most amazing victory to date when he finished tied for 5th place at the Open Championships in Royal St George’s. He quickly rose to 28th in the world when he finished second at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, before dropping to 32nd in 2011.
His first major victory as a professional golfer came in 2011 at the Kolon Korea Open of the OneAsia Tour, where he secured a six-stroke victory over his opponent Rory McIlroy. Other major victories include The Players Championship in May 2015, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the European Tour 2015 to name but a few.
Rickie Fowler’s Net Worth
If you are still wondering how high Fowler is on the richest golfers’ scale, you can be assured that he is at the very top of that scale. For someone who fell in love with gambling at the age of two, he probably made a fortune playing. A few years ago, he was ranked 6th on the list of the highest-paid golfers in the world. But as we know, such positions are never stable. He quickly dropped to 7th place, then to 13th place.
Like many other celebrities, Fowler is a lover of the good life and this is evident in his car collection and in the mansion he currently lives in, which is perfectly suited to his celebrity status. In 2016, he bought a large waterfront mansion in Jupiter, Florida, where he currently lives. Just to prove that it is the ideal home for a golfer, the mansion has a golf course with 2.7 acres of waterfront property.
But that’s not even where he went crazy. Fowler has always been a car enthusiast and he has an alley that looks like a car dealership to prove it. Among its amazing collection are cars like a silver Mercedes AMG GTS, a white Nissan GT-R, a Porsche GT3 RS, a 1966 Mini Cooper S, a Mercedes Benz CLS 63 and a stylish white Mitsubishi Evo X.
With the above properties acquired from his golf income, Rickie Fowler has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Rickie Fowler has never been married, so he doesn’t have a wife, but he’s certainly not single either. Some time ago, he was involved with model Alexis Randock and the two seemed to really appreciate each other, even sending massive PDAs after some of his victories. They seemed to solidify until it was reported that they had separated at the end of 2015. After Alexis, it seemed like Fowler was happy to be single again and having fun.
Fowler continued his days until 2017 when he found love again with Allison Stokke, pole-vaulting star and stunning sports model. Born in California, she seems to have a great career. The lovebirds were regular on Instagram after Fowler posted a picture of them hanging around with the hashtag #Rickfoundachick. They seem to be quite serious, so we hope to hear wedding bells soon.
Parents and Ethnicity
Fowler’s family has been considered one of the most supportive in the sport, especially because his parents and grandfather never miss a game. His parents are Rod Fowler and Lynn Fowler who used to work in the office of a steel company, but who now works for him and is a big fan just like his father.
Although he is from California, he has so many other ancestors in his lineage. He was named after his favorite maternal grandfather who is Japanese and his grandmother was an American native, so he has Navajo ancestors. It was at the age of two, when Rickie was working with his grandfather at the golf course, that he fell in love with golf.
Height and Other Facts About Rickie Fowler
Birth Name: Rick Yutaka Fowler
Date of Birth: December 13, 1988
Birth City: Murrieta, California
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Education: Oklahoma State University
Weight: 68 kg
Marital Status: Single
Net Worth: $20 million