Days Ahead of 2023 Ryder Cup, Rickie Fowler Achieves a Major Academic Feat

Published 09/25/2023, 10:13 AM EDT

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This year’s Ryder Cup is all set to take the limelight. After Europe’s great comeback at last week’s Solheim Cup, all eyes are now on the male counterpart to see who will take the trophy home. If Team America wins this time, it will be a remarkable moment for them as they will win the trophy on European turf for the first time since 1993.

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This year, the Ryder Cup picks have generated a lot of buzz in the golf world. Rickie Fowler’s outstanding performance on the PGA Tour has earned him a spot on Team USA for 2023, and just before the matchplay in Rome, Fowler has achieved another staggering feat.

Ryder Cup player Rickie Fowler receives OSUA Hall of Honor

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PGA Tour University took to Twitter to share the news of Rickie Fowler earning an Oklahoma State University Athletics Hall of Honour. On the eve of September 19th, they posted a tweet congratulating Howler for his achievement.

A picture from the event was linked to the tweet, and the tweet read: “Etched in history. Congratulations to @RickieFowler for his induction into the @OSUAthletics Hall of Honor.” Rickie Fowler was inducted into the Oklahoma State Hall of Honor, alongside Justin Blackmon and three others.

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The 34-year-old had a notable career as a golfer at Oklahoma State, becoming the first freshman to win the Ben Hogan Award. He also received the Phil Mickelson Award for the most outstanding freshman in the NCAA.

Despite only spending two seasons at Oklahoma State, he earned All-American honors both years and contributed to winning the 2007 Walker Cup. The Ryder Cup player now stands as a prominent figure in Cowboy Golf history.

Rickie Fowler’s 2023 Ryder Cup comeback

Rickie Fowler is about to make his Ryder Cup comeback at Rome this weekend. Before the matchplay, he recently sat for an interview discussing his return.

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In the interview, Fowler talked about his performance in the 2022-23 PGA Tour season which included 23 cuts made in 25 starts. He ended the four-year title drought at the Rocket Mortgage Classic a few months back. He further stated his eagerness to play on the road in the Ryder Cup, stressing the importance of the unique atmosphere and fan support in Europe.

The American pro admitted to missing competing in Ryder Cups and Presidents Cups and voiced his continued support and interest in these events. He has not played in the Ryder Cup since 2018. Regarding his game improvement, Fowler pointed at the overall progress and identified putting as a key area of development.

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The player now appears all set to return to the Ryder Cup greens and perform to the best of his ability. What’s left to see is how far his practice has taken him and whether he will help Team USA secure a victory on European soil.

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