Monday, October 19
Ricky Fowler Has One Tricked-Out Set of Golf Wheels
Ricky Fowler and his custom golf ride.
(Courtesy of Puma)
TWENTY-YEAR-OLD RICKY FOWLER IS TOUTED as one of the next big things in pro golf. And although Fowler doesn’t have his PGA Tour card (yet), he finished T7 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open this past weekend in Las Vegas. Ricky will go PGA Tour-card hunting at Q-school this fall.
But let’s get to the golf cart, shall we?
According to PUMA, Fowler’s new sponsor, the above red buggy is “a tricked-out, motocross-inspired golf cart” and “features a roll cage, off-road tires, a push bar and a state-of-the-art stereo system.” Ricky used the cart in the pro-am of the recent Soboba Classic Tournament, a Nationwide Tour event.
A motocross-style golf cart. Hmmm. I think there may be a market for that. You could drive it right into those giant bunkers, splash through creeks and water hazards, and speed across off-fairway terrain in search of those wild “I’ll never find that” tee shots.
Once a promising motocross competitor, Fowler started playing competitive golf at the age of 14. As a freshman at Oklahoma State, he was the youngest recipient of the Ben Hogan Award, given to the nation’s top men’s college golfer. He also earned the Phil Mickelson Award the same year.
For the past two years, Fowler has been ranked as the world’s No. 1 amateur and was also part of two Walker Cup Teams. This year, he played in several tournaments on the PGA Tour, including the U.S. Open. He made his professional debut in September at the Albertsons Boise Open.
−The Armchair Golfer