Rickie Fowler is a professional golfer from the United States of America who currently plays as a member of the US PGA Tour. Having been the top ranked amateur golfer for a massive 36 weeks between 2007 and 2008, Fowler turned professional in 2009.
Born in the Murrieta region of California, Fowler is a self-made golfer and for a long time, he only managed to play on a driving range. He won the SW League Final in his senior year in school managing a score of 64-69 = 133 and also led his school team to the state finals that same year. After finishing school, Fowler joined Oklahoma State University and won his first collegiate tournament at an event held by the University of Illinois in October, 2007.
Rickie Fowler was a member of the United States team for their victorious Walker Cup campaign in 2007, shooting a 2-0 in the foursomes and 1-1 in the singles, taking his overall tally to 3-1. He won the Sunnehanna Amateur for two consecutive seasons in 2007 and 2008 and played in the US Open as an amateur in 2008.
Fowler made his second, and eventually, his last appearance in the Walker Cup in 2009 and won all four of his matches, as he led the United States team to a seven point victory.
He turned professional immediately after the Ryder Cup and joined the Nationwide Tour, where he played in the Albertsons Boise Open to mark his debut as a professional golfer.
Despite his success as an amateur golfer, Rickie Fowler has not been able to replicate the same kind of form after turning professional and has managed just two wins as a professional, only one of which came in the US PGA Tour. He was awarded the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2010.