I remember back when Rickie Fowler first started out on Tour. His whole long hair, flat brim, orange scripting schtick was very striking, counter-cultural. Think back to the Golf Boys video, clowning around with Crane, Mahan, and Bubba.
Now, look at Rickie. He cut his hair, rocks the joggers, rocks the Jordans. Stylish. Farmers commercials. Heading down to Bakers Bay with PGA Tour Players of the Year Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, like Tobey McGuire following Leo DiCaprio to clubs. Fewer PGA Tour wins than Webb Simpson and drafting off more successful golfers, Dash Day-ing at every major. I half-expect him to re-brand and start going by Richard or Dick.
Is Rickie Fowler a social climber? Is he going to cut bait and start going to Ibiza with Joaquin Niemann in a few years? Sure he’s made more money than any of the above guys over the course of his career, but being famous and printing money without having the resume…
Is Rickie Fowler a Kardashian?