First Time's a Charm: Rickie Fowler Takes Home First Professional Win

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Colorful PGA Tour sensation and PUMA Golf athlete, Rickie Fowler, took home his first professional win in his signature PUMA orange at the Kolon Korea Open this past weekend.

Beating out a quality field including 2011 US Open champion, Rory McIlroy and 2009 PGA Championship winner, Y.E Yang, Rickie shot 16 under and led the field by 6 strokes. Rickie complimented his stellar play by bringing his signature style to the course, including a look that paid homage to the Korean flag. It was the first professional win for Fowler, who was named 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and a member of the 2011 Ryder Cup team.

Fowler saw the top of the leader board right away, putting up a 4 under par to tie for first after the first round. Carding a round of 70 in the second round kept him at first in a 5 way tie alongside Rory McIlroy and YE Yang. His big push in the 3rd round saw 8 birdies and zero bogies to tie for the course record of 8 under, putting him ahead of the pack by 4 strokes going into the final round. Dressed in his Sunday orange, Rickie maintained his pace and shot 68, securing the trophy and putting him ahead of second place, Rory McIlroy, by 6 strokes.

Congratulations to Rickie on his first professional win!

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