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Puma Golf's Rickie Fowler claims first pro win
October 9, 2011

Rickie Fowler, took home his first professional win in his signature PUMA orange at the Kolon Korea Open this past weekend.

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

“Throughout the Korea Open, Rickie Fowler brought what PUMA Golf is all about to life -Look Better. Feel Better. Play Better,” said Bob Philion, President, COBRA PUMA GOLF. “Rickie is an extremely talented young player whose skill and style reinforces our commitment to bring more joy to the game of golf.”

“My swing felt really comfortable in the early rounds and I’m excited to have my first professional win under my belt,” said Rickie Fowler. “I think my PUMA wardrobe choices created some excitement in the gallery and on the greens. That buzz of the crowd always helps pump me up and the fans here in Korea have been fantastic.”

Rickie Fowler

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 on a bogey free card 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.

“This weekend has been a rush and a lot of fun,” said Fowler. “PUMA has been with me since the start of my professional career and I can’t wait to start rocking the new gear coming out in the next few months.”

Fowler is part of an exciting and impressive worldwide PUMA roster, including Lexi Thompson (who just became the youngest professional to win an LPGA or PGA Tour event), Johan Edfors, Anna Nordqvist, Hideto Tanihara, Jeehae Lee and many more names and faces around the globe.

With a design concept that focuses on individuality, newness and color, the brand offers key elements of versatility, lightweight and innovative technology.

To get Rickie’s style visit www.puma.com/golf.







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