Despite not winning a major in 2014, showed he could compete with the very best golf has to offer with top-five finishes in all of the year’s Major Championships, becoming the first player in the history of the modern Grand Slam to do so without winning one of them, and just the third person to accomplish the feat. Also showed plenty of consistency the year before when he made 18 of 22 cuts on the US PGA Tour, with a tied third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational the best of his five top-ten finishes. Picked up his first and only PGA Tour title to date at the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship, where he came through in a three-way play-off that featured U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, to triumph at Quail Hollow. Won his first professional title in 2011 at the Kolon Korea Open, on the OneAsia Tour, where he closed with a three-under 68 for a six-stroke victory over McIlroy. Was on the losing side in his only Ryder Cup appearance at The 2010 Ryder Cup in Celtic Manor, Wales, where he halved two of his three matches.
Completed his sophomore season of college in mid-2009, played in the Walker Cup and then turned professional. His pro debut, at the age of 20, occurred at the Nationwide Tour Albertsons Boise Open, where he missed the cut. However, he enjoyed better luck at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, where got into a play off before finishing second. Received a sponsor invitation to play in the 2009 PGA Tour Frys.com Open and made the most of it, again getting into a play off before finishing second. Fowler earned enough money in several PGA Tour appearances at the end of 2009 to acquire partial status for 2010, then improved that status at 2009 Q-School.
One of the most charismatic members of the US PGA Tour, Rickie has a fondness for extreme sports and bright clothes. Found YouTube stardom when he showed his charitable and humorous side by taking part in the Golf Boys video alongside Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan and Ben Crane. Started playing golf at the age of three.