Rickie Fowler is an American professional golfer. As a kid, Fowler spent hours on driving range and most of his game was self-taught. He posted his first collegiate victory at the Fighting Illini Invitational hosted by the University of Illinois in 2007.
Fowler plays on the PGA Tour. He was the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world for 36 weeks in 2007 and 2008. On January 24, 2016 he reached a career high fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking following his victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. In 2009, Fowler had the first runner-up finish of his career on the Nationwide Tour in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational losing in a playoff to Derek Lamely. After the Walker Cup, Fowler played the Albertsons Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour for his pro debut. In September 2009, it was announced that Fowler signed a multi-year equipment deal with Titleist. He has since signed a deal with Rolex. In 2010, Fowler was chosen as a captain for the U.S. Team Ryder Cup and won rookie of the year.On February 26, 2017, Fowler won The Honda Classic for his fourth PGA Tour win. For the first time in his career, Fowler preserved his 54-hole lead to win. The title saw Fowler move back up into the top 10 of the world rankings.
In 2015, Fowler was announced as an official ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf, a program owned and operated by the PGA of America. In January 2019, Fowler signed a multi-year deal to use TaylorMade golf balls and gloves.