Rickie Fowler has been one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour for years and has built quite an impressive net worth in the process. Despite not yet winning that elusive major championship, the 31-year-old is already in the top 25 on the tour’s career earnings list and, assuming he stays healthy, has plenty of great years ahead of him.
The early days of Rickie Fowler
A native of Murrieta, California, Rickie Fowler chose to play collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University after leading his high school team to the state finals in 2007. He won his first tournament as a freshman and was widely regarded as one of the top amateur golfers in the world and spent 36 weeks at the top of the amateur rankings between 2007 and 2008. He represented the United States on two occasions in the Walker Cup, going 7-1 in eight matches. Fowler turned pro following his Walker Cup appearance in 2009.
After playing in only a few events on the Nationwide Tour, Rickie Fowler finished in the top 10 in two of three PGA Tour events to close out 2009 and then earned his card for the 2010 season by finishing tied for 15th at qualifying school. Since then, he’s become one of the top players in the world.
He’s been one of the best players of the last decade to not win a major championship
In his first full year on the PGA Tour in 2010, Rickie Fowler carded seven top-10 finishes and became the youngest player from the U.S. to play in the Ryder Cup. In 2011, he had five more top-10 finishes and won his first tournament as a professional, a six-stroke victory at the OneAsia Tour’s Kolon Korea Open. The following year, he won his first PGA Tour event at the Wells Fargo Championship, defeating fellow phenom Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points in a playoff, a win that vaulted him into the top 25 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.
Fowler didn’t win another PGA Tour tournament until 2015 but had quite the season the year before. In 2014, he became just the third player in history to finish in the top five of every major championship, joining Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Jordan Spieth would join that group in 2015.
Unfortunately for Fowler, he’s the only one to do that and not win one of them. For years, Rickie Fowler has been dubbed the best player in the game to have not won a major championship, a title nobody wants. He did pick up the biggest win of his career in 2015 at The Players Championship, which is considered golf’s unofficial fifth major, but everyone knows it isn’t quite the same.
Since winning at TPC Sawgrass, Fowler has won three more times on the PGA Tour and has carded five top-10 finishes at the majors but is still looking for that elusive title.
How much is Rickie Fowler worth?
But despite not winning a major, Rickie Fowler has made a ton of money on the golf course and off. Over the course of his PGA Tour career, he’s made more than $38 million and has big-money endorsement deals with the likes of Cobra, Puma, and Rocket Mortgage. Celebrity Net Worth calculates that Rickie Fowler is worth approximately $18 million, a number that will only continue to grow.