Name:Rick Yutaka "Rickie" Fowler
Born:Dec 13, 1988 in Murrieta, Riverside County, California.
Original/Home Club:Oklahoma State University.
Played as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Jan 31-Feb 3). Second-placed Branden Grace (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Fowler (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Honda Classic (Feb 23-26). Second-placed Morgan Hoffman (USA) and Gary Woodland (USA) finished 4 shots behind Fowler (USA), who recorded his fourth PGA Tour win. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
Played as the Hero World Challenge (Nov 30-Dec 3; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Charley Hoffman (USA) finished 4 shots behind Rickie Fowler (USA), whose final round 61 (-11) started with seven straight birdies. [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].
Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (Jan 21-24; European Tour event). Second-placed Thomas Pieters (Belg) finished 1 shot behind Rickie Fowler (USA), who claimed his second European Tour title. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Sept 4-7; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Rickie Fowler (USA). Stenson double-bogeyed the par-3 16th in the final round, gifting Fowler a one shot lead and allowing the Californian to close out his third win of 2015. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].
Played as the Aberdeen Asset Mgt Scottish Open (July 9-12). Second-placed Raphaël Jacquelin (Fra) finished 1 shot behind 26-year-old Rickie Fowler (USA), who recorded his first European Tour win. [No.1 course, Gullane GC, Gullane, East Lothian].
Played as The Players Championship (May 7-10). Fowler (USA) beat Kevin Kisner (USA) with a birdie at the first sudden-death playoff hole (par-3 17th). In a three-hole playoff after regulation play, Fowler and Kisner both finished one-under-par on 11. Sergio Garcia (Esp) was eliminated with a one-over-par 13. Fowler recorded the biggest win of his career to date. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the Wells Fargo Championship (May 3-6). 23-year-old Rickie Fowler (USA) beat Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) and D.A. Points (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
Played as the Kolon Korea Open (Oct 6-9; OneAsia/Korean Trs event). Second-placed Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 6 shots behind Fowler (USA), who recorded his first win as a professional. [Woo Jeong Hills CC, Cheonan, S Korea].
Fowler (USA) won the PGA Tour 2010 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 22nd on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $2,857,108. Fowler (21) became the youngest winner of this award since Tiger Woods (20) in 1996.
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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