Rickie Fowler burst on to the golf scene in 2007 and quickly became the number one amateur golfer in the world. In 2008, Fowler was one of only three amateur players to make the cut at the US Open, eventually finishing tied for 60th. Following the 2009 Walker Cup, where Fowler won all four of his matches, the young American became professional.
In his first PGA Tour event, Fowler finished in 7th place and went on to lose a play-off in his second professional tournament. The golf world was really starting to take notice of Fowler at this point and people were writing about the things he could achieve in the sport.
In 2010, Fowler was named as a captain's pick for the US Ryder Cup team and became the youngest ever member at the age of 21. The following year, Fowler made his first real statement at a major golf event, by finishing tied for 5th at the Open Championship. In 2012, Fowler claimed his first PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship but then had to wait three years for his next success and one that had the whole golfing world talking.
In May 2015, Fowler won the Players Championship, with an exciting play-off victory over Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner. The richest tournament in the sport and classed as the fifth major, Fowler played superbly towards the end of the fourth round. Going six under par for the last six holes, including an eagle, all the attention was on Fowler and in particular, his putter.
Fowler's putter of choice at the 2015 Players Championship was the Scotty Cameron Newport 2. There is nothing new in Fowler using a Scotty Cameron putter, he has had a relationship with them for over 10 years but a trip to their headquarters in 2014, might just have made the difference.
A day of analysis at Scotty Cameron resulted in the end of the flashy and colorful putters of the past and the emergence of something simpler, the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter. From that point onwards, Fowler has been using the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 and started 2014 in fantastic fashion before claiming the Player Championship in 2015.
Interestingly, Fowler's win in the Players Championship was the seventh PGA Tour victory by a player using the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter. If there was ever a sales pitch for a piece of golf equipment, that is certainly it.
Rickie Fowler's Scotty Cameron Newport 2, will be staying in his bag for some time to come.
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