Oct
24
2009
The Golf Channel Gets All Titanic on Rickie Fowler
By Stephanie Wei under General

The Golf Channel commentators have gone all gaga for Fowler — they can’t stop gushing about him, like the way 14-year-olds do over a crush. You know, they just think Rickie is oh so fine, oh so fine, he blows their mind. (Groan.) But, hey, I can’t really say I blame them. He’s a lot more fun to watch than, say, Greg Owen or Chris Stroud.

During Saturday’s telecast of the Frys.com Open, the commentators said one of their producers thought Rickie looked like a young Leonardo DiCaprio. (It’s gotta be the hair.) So, there you have it, golf finally has its very own heartthrob.

/Swoon

/Barf

Anyway, how did he play? Well, Rickie had one of those bipolar days — it went something like: eagle, double-bogey, some pars, four birdies in five holes, unplayable lie, double-bogey, and some clutch par putts. But it turned out decently (phew); he shot 1-under and is T5, only four shots off the lead.

Obviously the Golf Channel is just tickled to see what he does tomorrow. Perhaps we’ll get an Oscar-worthy performance from him.