Posted March 20, 2014

Video: Rickie Fowler Performs Backflip Into Lake While Bubba Watson Catches It On Tape

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This is why Rickie Fowler is good for golf.

Still in his lime green attire from his opening round at Bay Hill, Rickie Fowler performed a rather impressive front flip off Bubba Watson’s pier into a lake. The reason? Because his buddy Bubba shot in the 80s today.

Watson shot an 83 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and promptly withdrew, but his day only got better once he finished his round and got to watch this.

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10 comments
ShutFaceGolf
ShutFaceGolf

I wonder what Tom Watson thinks of a potential U.S. team member WDing then playing around the lake after telling us his pollen allergies were too bad to continue to play. I bet Arnie isn't happy. http://wp.me/p32cTD-my

applinchad
applinchad

That was actually very impressive. Ricky made it look easy.

Theheez
Theheez

At least Bubba has good tastes in boats. Super Air...nice! Although it might be time to upgrade to a G23 or G25.

ripcord65
ripcord65

Rickie Fowler is a fabulous athlete.  The headline of this video is badly misleading, and certainly doesn't do it justice.  What Fowler did, in the language of springboard diving, is a "full gainer" -- one of the most difficult dives to execute.  What we see in this video is NOT a mere "back-flip".  In a back flip he would stand on the edge of the platform with his back to the water and flip backward.  However, as is seen in the video, Rickie does a running approach FACING the water and then flips backward WHILE HIS ENTIRE BODY'S MOMENTUM IS GOING FORWARD !  It is incredibly difficult -- but Rickie sure makes it look easy in this video.

BradHoughton
BradHoughton

Funny that Bubba's allergies were so bad that he had to put his trunks on and spend the rest of afternoon outside on the water...outside were the allergens are.....#icallbs

Clip
Clip

yep. no front flip.

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