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2018 US Open Golf: Rickie Fowler Analysis

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About player
Date of birth: 13 December, 1988
Birth place: Murrieta, California
Professional wins: 7
Residence: Jupiter, Florida
KEY STATISTICS
Turned professional Won: 2009
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour: 4
European Tour: 2

Born Rickie Yutaka Fowler in 1988, the American professional golfer currently plays on the PGA Tour. He was ranked the number 1 amateur golfer for 37 weeks, and in 2016, he attained an all-time career high by being ranked position 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and this was after winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Amateur Career

Born and raised in California, Fowler amateur stint was self-taught. He won the SW League Final in 2007. He played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University and won his first victory in 2003 at the Fighting Illini Invitational that was hosted by the Illinois University.

In 2005, Fowler played and won the Western Junior. The next year, he participated in the U.S. Junior Amateur but was knocked out the competition in the second round. He represented America at the Walker Cup 2007 edition. The same year, he won the Sunnehanna Amateur and the Players Amateur. He was awarded the 2008 Ben Hogan Award.

Professional Career

Fowler turned professional in 2009 and he tried his luck at the Albertsons Boise Open. His first PGA Tour was at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, but he managed to clinch the 7th position. He competed at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2010 but finished with a score of 15-under par.

2011 saw the professional golfer compete at the PGA Championship where managed a tie for the 51st place with a score of 286. He participated in the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte and won his first PGA Tour event. In 2018, the professional golfer won the Honda Classic, which was his fourth PGA Tour win, and this achievement propelled him to the top 10 listing on world rankings.

The professional golfer has had extensive experience in his golf career. He has been awarded several prestigious wins, including the 2005 Western Junior, 2007 & 2008 Sunnehanna Amateur. What’s more, he has 4 PGA Tour wins under his belt.