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Rickie Fowler
Personal information
Full name Rick Yutaka Fowler
Born December 13, 1988 (1988-12-13) (age 21)
Anaheim, California[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Murrieta, California
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 2009
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open T60: 2008
Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Rick Yutaka Fowler (born December 13, 1988) is an American professional golfer. He was the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world for 36 weeks in 2007 and 2008.

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Amateur career

Fowler was born in Anaheim, California. He attended Oklahoma State University. He posted his first collegiate victory at the Fighting Illini Invitational hosted by the University of Illinois on October 1, 2007. He shot a 203 (70-63-70) to win the tournament by one stroke.[2]

In 2006, Fowler shot a 137 for two rounds at the U.S. Junior Amateur and was knocked out in the second round of match play. The championship was won by Philip Francis.

Fowler represented the United States in their victory at the 2007 Walker Cup. His record was 2-0 in foursomes and 1-1 in singles making his overall record 3-1. Billy Horschel was his partner for both of their foursome victories.

In the summer of 2006 Fowler won the Western Junior and competed in the U.S. Amateur and was defeated by the eventual champion Richie Ramsay.

In 2007, Fowler won the Sunnehanna Amateur in June and the Players Amateur in July.

In 2008, Fowler repeated as Sunnehanna Amateur champion. In the first round of the U.S. Open, Fowler shot a -1 (70) and was in a tie for 7th place. He was one of three amateurs to make the cut, along with Derek Fathauer and Michael Thompson. He ended the tournament tied for 60th. In October 2008, he played on the Eisenhower Trophy team that finished second.

In 2009, Fowler made his second and last appearance in the Walker Cup. He won all four matches he played in as the U.S. won by a seven point margin. His partner in both foursomes matches was Bud Cauley. He also finished third in the Sunnehanna Amateur in 2009.

Professional career

After the Walker Cup, Fowler turned professional and played the Albertsons Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour for his pro debut.[3] In September 2009, it was announced that Fowler signed a multi-year equipment deal with Titleist.[4] He also signed a clothing deal with Puma in the same month.[5]

Fowler's first PGA Tour event as a professional was the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open where he finished tied for seventh.[6] His second PGA Tour event was at the Frys.com Open played at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. He finished tied for second after losing to Troy Matteson in a threeway playoff that included Jamie Lovemark. Fowler's impressive score of 18 under par included a hole in one on the fifth hole in his final round. Fowler also notched an eagle in each of his four rounds.[7]

In December 2009, Fowler successfully gained a 2010 PGA Tour card through qualifying school, finishing T15.[8]

In February 2010, Fowler finished second at the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a score of -15 at the TPC of Scottsdale course in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Fowler resides in Murrieta, California.[9]

Amateur wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP
U.S. Open T60 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

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