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Quail Hollow flips lid at Fowler fashion

Posted on: May 5, 2011 6:45 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rickie Fowler laughed as he related the story, which, when you think about it, is pretty darned absurd.

"I am such a trouble-maker," he said.

For the second time in a month, Fowler was chastized by an official associated with the host club at a sanctioned PGA Tour event, and adjudged guilty of the heinous crime of wearing his hat backwards.

Fowler, a savvy 22-year-old who usually flips around his hat during interviews so people can see his face and the logo of his website that is stitched across the back of the cap, first was told to turn his hat around when he entered the interview room at Augusta National a month ago. He quickly complied.

Wednesday, with his lid on backward in the parking lot of the Quail Hollow Club, a man approached him, identified himself as a club member and informed him that there was a club rule regarding hats and asked Fowler to wear it properly. So he flipped it around again, bill facing forward.

Gee, and we wonder why golf has such a stiff image in the eyes of, oh, about 90 percent of the world's populace? Maybe somebody ought to point out to the suits at these stuffy clubs that Fowler has become the third-most popular fan draw behind Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, specifically because he's young and doesn't look like every other player on the tour.

"I wasn't sure if the guy was kidding or not," Fowler said after shooting a 4-under 68 in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Thursday, Fowler conducted his post-round interviews with his hat on backward, as usual.

Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2011 1:39 pm

Quail Hollow flips lid at Fowler fashion

Doff, seriously, what are you talking about? I think I agree with you that the traditionalists need to leave Rickie alone, but nobody would know for certain if that is really what you are saying. Take a moment to read your comments before you post them to be sure they make sense.

Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2011 7:38 am

Quail Hollow flips lid at Fowler fashion

LOL....I'm sure they are terrified that you won't show up!  Get a proof reader for your posts.  Maybe they would be worried if your post made sense.

Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: May 5, 2011 9:10 pm

Quail Hollow flips lid at Fowler fashion

Rickie should tell them to go to hell. I saw Woody wearing his hat side ways during play nothing was said. Why the double standard.
What makes Woody and better than anyone else. Find your lost ball in 5 minutes was thrown out the door for Woody also. Looked 20 minutes than the ball just apeared out of now where. Womens golf is going  to hell in a hand basket. Keep it up PGA and see where you end up. Take players like Rickie off the course an I go with them and I will not be alone.

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