One of the tour’s more popular players is one I can resonate with – Ricky Fowler. He grew up riding dirt bikes and playing golf in California before going to college at Oklahoma State on a golf scholarship. He won the Ben Hogan award in 2008 and racked up a great amateur career before entering the PGA Tour in 2009, and this is when the story of Ricky Fowler’s earnings begins. Let’s dive in and break down how this PGA Tour star has earned his cash over time.
Ricky Fowler’s Career Earnings
It’s been published that Fowler has a net worth of $18 million, so let’s talk about all the ways he’s earned this great amount of cash. While that’s just behind Bubba Watson’s earnings that I just wrote about not too long ago, it’s a number I could live with to play golf and be happy.
Speaking of happy, how would you like to have the net worth of Tiger Woods? The guy should be a billionaire soon!
Ricky Fowler has been bas high as the fourth ranked golfer on the Official World Golf Ranking after he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. However, it took him a lot of top ten finishes to get to winning tournaments, as by 2010 he had three runner up finishes.
September of 2010 was a big financial gain for Fowler when he signed a clothing deal with Puma. Later that month, he was selected as a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup team, playing for the U.S.A. This pick made him the youngest player for a U.S. team of all time, and only Sergio Garcia played in the tournament as a younger player, way back in 1999. In the same year, he won the Rookie of the Year award in a pool of players that also featured Rory McIlroy.
2011 led to many more solid finishes, including a tie for second behind Adam Scott in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. While not winning tournaments is painful to golfers, the money that is earned in the top ten is very lucrative, so Fowler’s constant top five finishes helped him amass a lot of his net worth early in his career. Later in 2011, Fowler got his first professional win by getting a six shot victory over McIlroy at the Kolon Korea Open. He finished 2011 ranked #32 in the world.
In 2012 he won the Wells Fargo Championship and finished second again at The Players Championship. In 2013 he finished runner up in the Australian Players Championship.
2014 saw his best finish at a major tournament, earning 2nd place at the U.S. Open. In this year, he became only the third player to finish in the top five of all major tournaments, earning major cashes along the way.
2015 saw him winning The Players Championship, his first win in three years. In a banner year, he also won on the European Tour as well as the Deustche Bank Championship.
In 2016 Fowler once again won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and in 2017 he won The Honda Classic and had another top five finish at the PGA Championship, earning the feat of multiple top five finishes at every major golf tournament. In 2018, he finished second at The Masters to Patrick Reed. In 2019 he won the Waste Management Open.
Ricky Fowler Sponsorships
In 2019 Ricky Fowler signed with Taylor Made and he uses their balls and gloves.