Rickie Fowler’s caddie is Joe Skovron who has been carrying the bag for the Californian golfer since he turned pro in 2009.
Who Is Rickie Fowler’s Caddie?
Fowler has had the same man on the bag since he turned pro 2009. But who exactly is he? We take a look below.
Who Is Rickie Fowler’s Caddie?
Fowler currently has Joe Skovron on the bag.
Joe Skovron grew up in Murrieta, which is a town in the State of California.
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Skovron played college golf at the University of La Verne and is also a former college golf coach.
More importantly however, Skovron is a lifelong friend of the American.
The career highlights they have shared together include: Fowler’s Ryder Cup debut back in 2010 at Celtic Manor, marching together during the Rio Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2016 and finishing runner-up to Patrick Reed in the 2018 Masters tournament.
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In an interview with the Journal of Excellence in issue number 14 in 2011, when Skovron was asked about the relationship between himself and Fowler he said, “I don’t think I would be a caddie just for the pay cheque.
“I think having an emotional investment in the person and really caring about them and their success is important rather than just the basics you get from their success.
“The big caddie/player partnerships that you can think of or that you look at have become friends and whether they were friends before or become friends after I think the relationship is an important part in the trust factor and knowing that your caddie has your back in any circumstance.“
Speaking to the Caddie Network earlier this year, Skovron gave some more detail on his family and how he got into golf;
“My dad, Lou, is a PGA Life Member and has run golf courses and taught for around 50 years now. He grew up playing in Great Falls, Montana, and went on to be the MVP of the golf team at the University of San Diego, jumping into the golf business from there. He met my mom, Valarie, when he was working at Paradise Valley Country Club in Wyoming.
“I basically grew up at a golf course. I fell in love with the game at the age of nine and I spent every minute I could there. In the summers I would hang around all day practicing, playing, picking up range baskets, washing carts and annoying all the assistant pros. I played a full schedule of summer tournaments from the age of nine through college.
“I received a partial golf scholarship to UC Santa Barbara out of high school and transferred to the University of La Verne (Division III) after my first year. I played four years a ULV for coach Rex Huigens, where I was a two-time All-American, Academic All-American and SCIAC Player of the Year.”
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