Posted June 12, 2014

Rickie Fowler Wears Knickers to Honor Payne Stewart

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Golf fashion plate Rickie Fowler engineered a fitting tribute the late U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart: sporting a pair of knickers and argyle socks in his opening round at Pinehurst No. 2, site of Stewart’s legendary 1999 U.S. Open victory.

A statue of Stewart who, like Fowler, was famous for his colorful attire, stands just behind the 18th green at Pinehurst No. 2, immortalizing his iconic fist pump after sinking the winning putt at the 1999 U.S. Open. Stewart died in an airplane accident just a few months later, when Fowler was just 10 years old.

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15 comments
ShamsuddinKassim
ShamsuddinKassim

Well, if you cannot play like the late Mr Stewart you can always dress like him.

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

Ricky Fowler reminds me...in a way...of Anna Kournakova of tennis past. All show and fluff....and no stuff (skill) to go with it. 

allenlov69
allenlov69

And a haircut as well now he certainly looks 18. Chk out Dufner he cleaned up nice to. Wish the kid would do better ne certainly has the talent.

MrEightIron
MrEightIron

Rickie regularly wears the loudest clothing on the course, but what he's screaming is all class.

PatrickMurtha
PatrickMurtha

Good on Rickie, he is exactly the guy to pull this off, and it is lively, stylish, and respectful all at once. 

Terry
Terry

Nice tribute by the kid.

macer
macer

Rickie looked great in knickers and also played well in round one of the U.S. Open!

kelprod1 misses the reason for Rickie wearing knickers. 

When did Natalie Gulbis wear knickers on the LPGA Tour.......I sincerely believe a few of the LPGA Tour players would look great in knickers............Wouldn't it be great if one of the LPGA Tour players wore knickers next week to honor Payne Stewart....... 

Geeman1
Geeman1

Nice Rickie. Only 25 and a large amount of respect for the history of the game. Swing changes with Harmon are showing signs of coming together. Keep up the hard work and gracious style. You are a benefit to golf!

kelprod1
kelprod1

Ah yes, the Natalie Gulbis of the PGA Tour is wearing a nice pair of knickers. So, let's devote more time to this guy with a grand total of 1 PGA trophy in his (sparse) trophy case.

muser
muser

@Wisconsin Death Trip Anna was ranked as high as #8 in the world. Fowler has won over $10 million in only a few years on tour. Care to list your achievements?

Reedster
Reedster

@macer  I would rather watch Gulbis play wearing two strings and a cork.....

baywes
baywes

@kelprod1 One more than your bitter, bland self will ever have.

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