Rickie Fowler is a professional golfer hailing from the Murrieta region in California in the United States of America. Born on the 13th of December, 1988, Fowler holds the distinctive record of being the world’s top ranked amateur golfer for as many as 36 straight weeks, a streak that began in 2007 and continued through till 2008. Although born in the Anaheim region of California, he spent his entire childhood growing up in Murrieta where he attended Murrieta valley High School. The best thing about this young golfer is the fact that he is entirely self-taught and spent many years playing on the driving range. When he was in high school, Fowler posted a course record of 62 at the SCGA in Murrieta, which is his home course in his freshman year. He won the SW League Final in his senior year in high school with a score of 64-69=133 and he also led his high school team to the final of the state championships that season.
Rickie Fowler joined the Oklahoma State University and the first collegiate victory that he won was the Fighting Illini Invitational, an event that was hosted by the University of Illinois. He won the tournament by single stroke after shooting a 203 (70-63-70). After winning the Western Junior in 2005, Fowler decided to give the US Amateur a go but he was defeated by Richie Ramsay on his way to victory. Fowler was a part of the United States of America team that competed and won the Walker Cup of 2007 where his personal score was 2-0 in foursomes and in singles, he managed a 1-1 score, taking his tally in the tournament to 3-1. It was this performance in the Walker Cup that got Rickie Fowler to the top of the rankings for amateur golfers.
Fowler decided to turn professional after his successful stint with the US Walker Cup team and the first professional event that he competed in was the Albertsons Boise Open, which was a part of the Nationwide Tour. He was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award by the PGA Tour in 2010 and his best finish at a Major event so far has been a T5 at The Open Championship. Many people have already began to compare him with legends but Rickie Fowler is only a newcomer to the professional world and has a lot to learn, but if he can keep his composure, he has the talents to be a world beater.