Not every golfer is the staid and conservative player.
There is no better example than Rickie Fowler. He is considered a rock star and not without reason. If you see his style of playing you will know that he does not follow the traditional path when it comes to golfing. Hence, you cannot title him as a kid who has grown up and learned to play the game in a country club environment. Having come from a semi rural region in California, he has had lots of fun racing dirt bikes from five years of age as well as discovering golf as a game in Murrieta which is his home town.
Fowler is titled as the number eleven player in the world rankings and that is no minor achievement under his belt. He has several fast cars in his garage today, though his love for dirt bikes still remains. He even sponsors a racing team of Porsche in US. He is planning to try racing himself after a point in time when golf feels too hard for him.
With the Olympic Games about to begin and golf been included in the Games this year, there is much excitement among the teams that would be participating.
Among the players who are part of the US Team is Rickie Fowler. He would be the oldest golfer from the American team to be part of the opening ceremony of the Olympics. We have seen him in action when he played the Memorial Tournament held in Dublin at the Muirfoeld Village Golf Club. It was held in June this year. There are others too, which would be representing the States and would be part of the Summer Olympics. Many of the fellow players would be at TPC River Highlands like Kuchar, Reed and Watson. Rickie Fowler is to be the fourth member of the country team.
With the rosters out of the golf standings one can figure out the positions of the different players in the opening ceremony in the Olympics.
Rickie Fowler is in four out of top-5 major ends in the year 2014 along with a win at Players Championship 2015 signal that he is all set for the next step in golf – fetching a major title.
The twenty-seven year old man from the United States, believed among the best golfers who have not won a major, takes a great confidence from his success in the last 2 seasons into Thursday’s first round of 80th Masters.
Fowler told that previous year was undoubtedly a step in the prefect direction for him, after good ends in the year 2014 in majors. He feel like the perfect storm, combine 2014 and 2015 together, compeers winning a major, that is the way he look at that.
Rickie offered a landmark campaign in 2014, sharing 5th at Masters, 2nd at US Open and the Open Championship as well as 3rd at PGA Championship. Just 3 other golfers have achieved top-5 ends in all 4 majors in the very same year –Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, as well as defending US Open and Masters champ Jordan Spieth previous year.
Rickie Fowler is as passionate a lover as he is on field with the stick and the ball. Thus, when a social media post came out slamming his girlfriend, the rising PGA pro was dedicated enough to hit back with sharp comments.
Such a bold and dedicated action from Fowler must have spiked his fan base further.
A few days ago, Fowler’s girlfriend, Alexis Randock, a bikini model, came up with a photo over Instagram which featured her with her sister Nicole. The duo was seen relaxing on a beautiful beach.
The snap was shared among 25,000 followers of Alexis that included the very abusive commenter, who appeared in the name of “fatalsplash”. Accusing Alexis as “gold digger”, the commenter claimed that she enjoys a fun life, without any work.
“Must be great to get s*** free & not getting into work for that in life”, read the abusive post.
Fowler was fast to react as soon as the post caught his eye. He instantly defended his beloved girlfriend commenting that the slammer should get all the “facts straight prior to taking on my girlfriend this way.”
It seems that Alexis herself, too, is smart enough to hit back on anybody who abuses her.
Like the reigning champion and his compatriot, Justin Rose, Luke Donald will be targeting to lift the most wanted trophy for a 2nd time, having winning when the event took place at the Castle Stuart Golf Links in the year 2011.
That magnificent performance – he moved home by 4 shots thanks to a closing round of sixty three – took Donald his 6th win on The European Tour and, having won BMW PGA Championship for a 2nd time in the year 2013, the thirty seven year old would look for an 8th Tour title when he rigs Gullane’s Championship course – a complex of No.1 and No.2 – from 9th July to 12th July.
Luke boasts a magnificent record in the £3.25 million event – he ended in the Top-5 in each of his 1st three appearances, before snatching a win at his 4th attempt – and the former world No 1 is really influenced to carry on that run as well as sharpen his game before 144th Open Championship that takes place the following week on Old Course at St Andrews.