Category: Rickie Fowler


August 28, 2013

Video: Fowler stars as '70s PI for Farmers Insurance

Posted at 3:13 PM by Mike Walker

What do you get when you cross the Beastie Boys "Sabotage" video with a USGA guide to golf etiquette? The answer is Rickie Fowler's new "Dick Fowler, P.I." video series for Farmers Insurance:

In Episode 1, Dick Fowler, P.I., does a Stevie Williams on a gabby golfer's smartphone:

In Episode 2, Dick Folwer, P.I., risks a brutality complaint when he encounters a golfer who forgets to replace his divot:

 

August 25, 2013

Fowler and Blixt: Partners in style

Posted at 1:44 PM by Pete Madden

Golf Channel's Sunday coverage of the Barclays has revealed a brewing bromance between two of the PGA Tour's most "colorful" golfers -- Rickie Fowler and Jonas Blixt.

Paired together in the final round, Fowler and Blixt teed off in matching orange Puma suits.

 

Fowler told the Golf Channel's Steve Burkowski that the stunt was Blixt's idea, though he wasn't sure whether the Swede would actually "man up and do it."

Blixt started the day at eight-under, four strokes back of leaders Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland and one ahead of fellow fashionplate Fowler.

August 07, 2013

Video: Rickie Fowler takes on trash-talking moon

Posted at 10:02 AM by Scooby Axson

Many players have different training regiments to prepare for the biggest golf tournaments of the year. Rickie Fowler is taking his training to a whole new level.

Fowler and his caddy Joe Skovron found themselves in a indoor psychedelic driving range recently with weird features, including magical islands, glow-in-the-dark LED golf balls and a talking moon.

The range also had projection-mapped targets, state-of-the art sound, a stadium-size laser and a light show.

Fowler's first shot on the range was from 45 yards out and went right in the middle of a multicolored tropical tree. Next up was a weird-looking fire-breathing sea monster, which was 56 yards away. And for the finale, a trash-talking moon stood in the way, and got promptly served right between the eyes.

"I wouldn't look too good if I didn't get out of here without taking down the moon," Fowler said.

Could this be Fowler's training regiment for upcoming golf tournaments?

“We’re always looking for new, and sometimes quirky ways to get an edge and Red Bull came up with this fun and inventive animated training challenge,” Fowler said. “Hitting any type of golf shots where you have to focus on trajectory and distance and trying to hit a certain target can only help you get better.”

July 15, 2013

Video: Watch 'colorblind' Fowler in new ESPN commericial

Posted at 9:49 AM by Mike Walker

Rickie Fowler joins the long list of athletes who've turned in entertaining performances in ESPN's "This Is SportsCenter" commercials in this new spot with ESPN anchor John Anderson.

Pretty good stuff, but nothing will ever top our favorite "This Is SportsCenter" commercial with guest star Arnold Palmer.

 

April 11, 2013

Gary Player's Diary: 'How I Out-Drove Jack and Arnie'

Posted at 8:37 PM by Golf.com

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I woke up just past five this morning to be the first person on the practice tee. The sky was still half dark, and I had hours to go before my 7:45 tee-time along side Jack and Arnold. As honorary starters, we would only hit one shot, but I wanted to be perfectly loose. It was so serene, out there before the crowds. That special Augusta peace. Turf so lush you’d swear it’s artificial. Warm water in the range buckets. The sun cutting through the pines. You have to wonder how a place like this is possible, seeing it all like that.

I wanted to outdrive them. That’s why I was out so early. You could bet Jack and Arnold wanted to out-drive me, too. It’s great fun, teeing off next to two people I grew up with. But there’s always a competitive spirit when the three of us get together. We’re terrific friends, and we needle each other all the time. You can’t turn that off. And I’ve got to tell you, I couldn’t believe how many people came out to see us tee off. As I came over from the range, there were droves of people, thousands, all lined up and cheering. Like when we were going head-to-head years ago. Arnold’s 83, so he can’t expect to get the distance that Jack and I do. He doesn’t have the strength. But he opened with a beautiful shot, right down the middle. I hit mine fairly well; I didn’t quite catch it, but I knocked into the fairway fine enough. Jack caught his solid, but he hooked it into the pine needles and it skipped and rolled into the trees.

Afterward, Jack turned to me. “Well,” he said, “Looks like I had the longest drive.”

“No!” I told him, “Your drive ended up in the pine needles! You know how much run you get over there. You’ve got to hit the fairway to count for longest drive!” He had a great laugh. When it comes to longest hit, I won this one -- ask anyone who was there. You’ve got to hit the fairway.

As for the golf, I must say I’ve never seen better conditions for scoring than Thursday. Not a breath of wind, the course is soft, the greens are holding. Augusta has never played easier in the 56 years I’ve known it.

That doesn’t mean I’m not impressed with the golf. I was very impressed with what Rickie Fowler did, double-bogeying the first hole, taking another double-bogey and still shooting 68. That's very tough to do and he must be very tough mentally.

Of course, it’s marvelous to see Freddie Couples at four under par. Freddie has the swing that every weekend golfer should try to emulate, and every teacher should try to teach. If you can move like him, you’ll play well for a long, long time.

Then there’s Guan Tianliang. I was anxious to see if he would break 80. I said this morning, if he could shoot 76 at 14 years of age that would be an unbelievable score. If he could break 76, it would be the round of the day. Just him being here is a golfing miracle. And to shoot 73! After a good round at Augusta, I found it so difficult to calm down. The next morning, I forced myself to do everything in slow motion when preparing for my round. I spoke slower. I put my shoes on slower. I drove to the club slower, I took my first practice swings slower. All just to stay steady, to keep my mind composed. I hope Guan does the same. I cannot wait to see how he plays tomorrow.

As for the rest of them, it’s only Thursday. I never, ever let the first round influence my thinking. There’s no such thing as a lead at the Masters until you hole the last put on the last hole. Then you have permission to celebrate.

--Gary Player

Photo: Matt Slocum/Associated Press

March 28, 2013

Dufner photo creates hot Internet meme: 'Dufnering'

Posted at 10:11 PM by Mike Walker

It was only a matter of time before the rest of the world discovered the greatness of Jason Dufner.

(PHOTOS: The Best Dufnering Pics from Twitter)

First, Deadspin posted this awesome photo of Dufner attending a class with students at the Salesmanship Youth and Family Center in Dallas:

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Dufner's online foil Keegan Bradley was quick to send out the photo to his followers on Twitter.

Then the floodgates opened. Bradley's followers began to tweet photos of themselves "Dufnering." In the tradtion of planking and Tebowing --  an Internet meme was born.

Even Rory McIlroy got involved.

 

Luke Donald followed Rory.

Rickie Folwer gave it a shot too.

Bubba Watson went 'Dufnering' with the help of the General Lee.

Some people "Dufnered" without even realizing it.

Dufner embraced his new viral pose and posted another picture of him #dufnering in the Auburn University weight room while he was visiting Auburn's Friday morning spring football practice.

November 14, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Rickie Fowler part of Red Bull's 'Athlete Machine' video

Posted at 6:00 PM by Samantha Glover

Rickie Fowler has been sponsored by Red Bull for a while now, and he's appeared in many high-budget commercials for them. Most recently, Fowler made an appearance in Red Bull's extreme sports video as a part of "The Athlete Machine."

November 12, 2012

Tweets of the Week: Manssero's win, McIlroy's cash, Lewis's prize and the Golf Boys return

Posted at 12:51 PM by Samantha Glover

Matteo Manassero won Barclays Singapore Open, and Rory McIlroy clinched the European money title:

 

Cristie Kerr ended a slump, and Stacy Lewis ended an American POY drought:

PGA and LPGA players thanked those who have served:

Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson on the return of Golf Boys:

November 08, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Golf Boys 2.0

Posted at 11:37 AM by Samantha Glover

Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson, known collectively as the Golf Boys, are back in the studio to record a follow-up to their first song, "Oh, Oh, Oh."

The foursome's first song, which was done as a charity fundraiser, reached more than 5 million views on YouTube. Here are some updates from the studio:

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October 17, 2012

Tiger Woods's tournament gets new sponsor, star-studded field

Posted at 3:09 PM by Mark Dee

The field is set for Tiger's tournament.

The 2012 World Challenge will feature 18 of the world's top 28 players and will be sponsored for the first time by Northwestern Mutual, according to a statement released online by the Tiger Woods Foundation, the charity the event benefits.

Thirteen Ryder Cuppers will be in the field gunning for the $1 million first prize. There's no cut, so even last place takes home $120,000. Not a bad weekend, spent playing for a good cause: Proceeds go toward "the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation."

The tournament itself takes place from Nov. 28-Dec. 2 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Tiger Woods is your defending champion, which shouldn't come as a surprise: Last year was his fifth win at the World Challenge.

Joining Woods in the field will be Americans Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson, Nick Watney, Bo Van Pelt, Hunter Mahan, and Rickie Fowler; Europeans Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell; and Australian Jason Day.

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