Who is Rickie Fowler and what is his net worth 2018? Golf was the kind of sport played by seasoned old men who had a lot of free time. Nowadays, however, golf has become a very popular sport among youngsters too and the sport has a lot of young players who are making waves in the sports industry. One such golfer is Rickie Fowler. Rickie Fowler is an American golfer based in Florida and is just 28 years old. He is an official PGA tour player and has peaked at number 4 on the Official World Golf ranking. This followed after a stunning victory at the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC World Championship.
Rickie Fowler was born on December 13, 1998 in Murrieta, California and has an interesting lineage. Rickie has a Native American descended maternal grandmother and a Japanese grandfather making him an interesting mix of races. Rickie actually has a Japanese middle name, Yutaka which is in honour of his grandfather. Rickie was raised in Murrieta almost all of his teenage life and even went to school there. Rickie studied at Murrieta Valley High School till he finished his high school after which he shifted to Oklahoma State University.
During his school years, Rickie was very fascinated by the sport of golf and never had the chance to actually go to a golf course and play to his heart’s content. Instead he practised golf at driving ranges and is actually one of the rare golfers who is almost entirely self taught and playing at an international level currently.
In high school, Rickie scored a victory at the SW league final and led his team to the state finals. At college, Rickie was unstoppable with him winning several tournaments back to back. He even won the Fighting Illini Tournament with a single stroke which made him quite popular among fans of the sport.
Rickie Fowler had an amazing career in college itself and was touted to be the most popular player in recent times when he would embark on the international stage. Rickie had his professional career begin in the year 2009 with him coming second on the Nationwide Tour after he lost a playoff to Derek Lamely.
The Nationwide Tour was his professional debut with him playing at the Albertsons Boise Open after which he was seen as a serious competitor to other seasoned players in the top golfers list. Rickie announced in September the same year that he had signed a deal with Titleist for supply of equipment over several years. This showed how popular Rickie was even though he had just made his professional debut.
There was no looking back after 2009 for Rickie as he continued winning several tournaments and making a name for himself in the golf circles. In 2016 he started off badly coming in fifth place in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions but recovered spectacularly in the Abu Dhabi HSBC World Championship by coming first. By now, everyone was in awe of Rickie and this becoming even more evident with Rickie being placed 4th on the list of top golfers in the world after his victory.
Net Worth of Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler is estimated to be worth around $20 million. This high net worth is due to his several wins at international tournaments. In 2014, he won the PGA tour which netted him a cool $5 million. Along with this, he has had several endorsement deals which have helped him build up his net worth. Rickie resides at Jupiter, Florida where he owns a sprawling mansion with a private boat dock! This house alone is worth upwards of 2 million but Fowler was able to buy it off at $1.9 million.
Rickie is an inspirational person with his huge success and net worth. He is a fine example to show to people who don’t follow their dreams citing that they don’t have the means to pursue it. Rickie taught himself the sport of golf and he did not even have a proper golf course to practice on. Rickie is an inspiration to all those aspiring golfers and sportspersons out there.