Rickie Fowler’s Legendary Golf Coach Sternly Warned Him Against Becoming A Kardashian
Rickie Fowler has life by the balls. At the spry age of 28, the Oklahoma State alum has maintained an endearing sense of humility despite four PGA Tour victories, six top 10 finishes, and has earned himself over $27 million in golf winnings alone. He is universally loved by golf pros and fans alike and has amassed a large social media following for doing dope shit all the damn time.
Fowler is absurdly marketable and could likely drop golf right now and make stacks as a television personality a la Rob Dyrdek. But his iconic coach Butch Harmon made sure to stomp out that fire during a passionate pep talk in the first round of the U.S. Open.
Harmon, who is best known for having been Tiger Woods’ golf coach from 1993 to 2004, told his number 8 ranked golfer in the world to keep his eye on the prize.
He told Sky Sports: “We had a big conversation at the end of the year last year and he didn’t like it. I said ‘you gotta decide are you going to be a Kardashian or are you going to be a golf pro? You’re the king of social media, you’re all over these snap chats and all these things.
“You need to reach down and grab your ears and get your head out of your you know what and get back to work, get your body in shape.
“He’s got a trainer he works out tremendously with and he’s worked unbelievable with his golf swing. He’s gone back to winning tournaments again – get rid of those Kardashians.
“The young man is ready to go. Whether it happens today or not, he’s going to win some majors but this would be a good time to start.”
Harmon’s sternness with Fowler may be in response to Rickie spending time with his now official girlfriend, smoking hot pole vaulter Allison Stokke.
Rickie don’t let the golf old-timers rain on your parade. Shine on, big fella. Shine on.
[h/t Sky Sports]