Walker Cup hero Rickie Fowler, the world’s top-ranked amateur, will be playing Titleist golf balls and clubs when he makes his professional debut this week at the Nationwide Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open.
Fowler, a two-time Ping All-America First Team selection at Oklahoma State University, where he became the first freshman to win the Ben Hogan Award as the nation’s top men’s golfer, will wear the Titleist Pro V1 script on his headwear at Albertsons. Terms of the multi-year deal were not disclosed, but Fowler currently plays the Titleist Pro V1x ball, Titleist 909D2 driver (7.5 degrees), King Cobra S9-1 fairway metal (15 degrees), Titleist 585H hybrid (17 degrees), 680 irons (4-9), AP2 2-iron, Vokey Design pitching (47 degrees), sand (53 degrees) and lob (59 degrees) wedges, and Scotty Cameron Newport putter.
“I have played Titleist golf balls and equipment for as long as I can remember,” said Fowler, 20. “I am ecstatic and appreciative to be able to expand that relationship with Titleist as a professional.”
Fowler helped lead the 2009 U.S. Walker Cup team to a 16.5 to 9.5 win over Great Britain & Ireland last weekend, posting a perfect 4-0 record. As the youngest Walker Cup team member in 2007, he was 3-1.
Fowler has played in each of the last two U.S. Opens; he missed the cut at Bethpage Black but finished in a tie for 60th at Torrey Pines in 2008.