Rickie Fowler Sheds Light on the Positive Influence of Jack Nicklaus and His Wife

Published 10/21/2021, 12:24 AM EDT
Jul 2, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Rickie Fowler hits his shot from the 11th tee during the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Rickie Fowler had an excellent CJ Cup last week as he finished T3 in Vegas. He dominated the event from day one but unfortunately couldn’t finish the event on the final day as Rory McIlroy won it with a score of -25. Moreover, Fowler finally looked like getting his game together after a couple of disappointing seasons. Now, Rickie Fowler will be competing at the ZOZO Championship in Japan. 

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Meanwhile, after his exceptional performance, legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus applauded Rickie Fowler. Recently, in the pre-round press conference, Fowler responded to Jack’s comments.  

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Rickie Fowler responds to Jack Nicklaus 

Rickie Fowler is currently competing in the ZOZO Championship, where a journalist asked him about Jack Nicklaus’ comments about him. “It’s awesome,” said Fowler. “I’m very lucky to have a close friendship with Jack and his wife Barbara, and we try to go out for dinner every once while I’m back in South Florida. So we spent some time together and talk about golf, a bit here and there.”

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Moreover, he said that Jack has been very encouraging, not just to him but to even other South Florida golfers. 

“He’s been very encouraging over the years and the times that I’ve gotten to spend with him. So to get a kind of stamp of approval or Jack’s encouraging words is definitely, it’s always nice. But Jack and Barbara have been amazing to everyone that plays golf but definitely the guys and, you know, wives and girlfriends of the people that live down in South Florida. They’re kind of like the mom and dad of the South Florida group.”

Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 18, 2021 Rickie Fowler of the U.S. in action during the final round REUTERS/Paul Childs

Meanwhile, Rickie will be hopeful of continuing his strong performance this week as well. Moreover, he is also looking to get his first victory after his triumph in 2019. Given his recent rhythm, he is undoubtedly one of the top contenders this week to lift the trophy. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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