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 Fowler (USA), whose final round 11-under-par 61 started with seven straight birdies. [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].
Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (Jan 21-24; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Thomas Pieters (Belg) finished 1 shot behind 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 Fowler (USA). Stenson's final round double-bogey at the par-3 16th gifted Fowler a one shot lead, who then closed 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 first-time European Tour winner Fowler (USA). [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). First-time PGA Tour winner Fowler (USA) beat Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) and D.A. Points (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [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.
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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