Rickie Fowler | Ep/065

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On May 17, live golf returns to television with one of the greatest players, Rickie Fowler, teaming up with Matthew Wolff to go against Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson in the TaylorMade Driving Relief event. Rickie ranked as the world’s #1 amateur golfer for 36 weeks in 2007-2008. He reached fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking after the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Topics:
Where? Seminole Golf Club⁠— one of the best golf courses in the world.
Why? TaylorMade Driving Relief, a charity event to benefit COVID-19 efforts
What it takes to prepare, be in tip-top-shape? Return to home routine during off-season
Changes and Refinements: Sequencing, positioning, swing, grip, and the redneck shuffle
Complexity vs. Simplicity: Players need to feel and find their own way to reach objective
Swing Thoughts: Percent of rounds playing blank⁠—doesn’t happen
Origin Story: Grandpa got juices flowing by generating interest in playing golf
Stamp of Approval: Don’t make the next step until you’re ready
Natural Talent and Sacrifices: Focus on golf, not other sports; what Rickie wanted to do
Differentiators: Too much success early can be good or bad to rise to the occasion
Life Ethos: Reframe optimism and perspective—life is a lot bigger than golf

Links and Resources:

Rickie Fowler
https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.32102.rickie-fowler.html
Matthew Wolff
https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.56278.matthew-wolff.html
Rory McIlroy
https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.28237.rory-mcilroy.html
Dustin Johnson
https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.30925.dustin-johnson.html
TaylorMade Driving Relief
https://www.pgatour.com/news/2020/05/04/rory-mcilroy-dustin-johnson-rickie-fowler-matthew-wolff-taylormade-driving-relief-live-golf-covid-19-coronavirus-relief-efforts.html
Seminole Golf Club
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/seminole-golf-club-one-of-golfs-most-exclusive-enclaves-is-ready-for-its-tv-debut
Tiger Woods
https://tigerwoods.com/
Altus Performance
https://altusperformance.com/
Altus Performance on Twitter
https://twitter.com/teamaltus
Altus Performance on Instagram
https://instagram.com/altusperformance
Altus Performance on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Altus-Performance-110002632382928/
PGA Tour
https://www.pgatour.com/
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
https://abudhabichampionship.com/
Presidents Cup
https://www.presidentscup.com/
Waste Management Phoenix Open
https://wmphoenixopen.com/
The British Open
https://www.theopen.com/
Ryder Cup
https://www.rydercup.com/
Total Golf Trainer
https://totalgolftrainer.com/

Tweets/Quotes:

“I love to play, but I also want to play to the best of my abilities.”
“I’ve found ways through working on things, if I’ve struggled one day, it will click the next.”
“Sometimes, you have to take a step back to take the two steps forward.”
“If it’s something that you truly want to do, it shouldn’t necessarily be a sacrifice.”
“Putting is the easiest thing to be good at.”

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