Fowler 2010 Rookie of the Year


Don’t look now, but Rickie Fowler just put a down payment on 2010 Rookie of the Year honors, and that second-round 64 in Las Vegas is just the tip of the talented iceberg.

We called one long-time observer who said, despite his size, Fowler’s slightly-unorthodox action is plenty long enough for the Tour mile and he can putt and chip like Corey Pavin.

“He has a maturity and confidence you don’t see very often,” the source said.

Fowler is also a bit of different personality, always a plus on a sometimes vanilla circuit. A BMX and motocross racer when he was young, we hear the kid will still suit up and take a turn on a dirt track. Next year, if the planets align and Q-School is kind, golf fans should look forward to watching Fowler get dirty on the Tour track.