Titleist has agreed to a multi-year equipment deal with Rickie Fowler, the world’s top-ranked amateur who turned professional following his stellar Walker Cup performance for the triumphant United States team.
The 20-year old will play his first event as a professional at the Nationwide Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open in Idaho this week.
“Rickie is the type of person and player with whom we are proud to be associated,” commented Wally Uihlein, Chairman and CEO, Acushnet Company. “Although he is only 20 years old, he has already played extensively at the highest level of amateur golf. Rickie is also among the most likeable young men that I have been around and he will be a great ambassador for the Titleist brand.”
Fowler was one of two players at the 2009 Walker Cup to win four points from his four matches en route to the US team’s 16½ to 9½ win over GB&I, and was also the youngest member of the victorious 2007 US Walker Cup team.
Fowler has also participated in the last two US Opens, finishing in a tie for 60th in 2008 at Torrey Pines.
Fowler currently plays the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, Titleist 909D2 driver, King Cobra S9-1 fairway metal, Titleist 585H hybrid, 680 irons, AP2 2-iron, Vokey Design pitching, sand and lob wedges and a Scotty Cameron Newport putter.