Rickie Fowler to fittingly use Packers-themed bag at U.S. Open (pic)
Rickie Fowler will fittingly pay tribute to the Green Bay Packers by using a bag bearing the team’s colors next week at the U.S. Open. The 117th edition of America’s open national championship kicks off next week at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisc., approximately two hours away from Titletown, USA.
Rickie Fowler knows how to play to the home crowd. He'll have this Green Bay Packers inspired bag with him at the U.S. Open. #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/ddqSqcjGDw
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Fowler, already a fan favorite and a hit with the gallery at every tournament in which he competes, surely will have the presumably Cheesehead-heavy crowds on his side as he navigates Erin Hills’ treacherous setup.
For those who are big backers of Fowler’s traditional homage to alma mater Oklahoma State, never fear: The 28-year-old will don his patented orange on both Friday and Sunday, per Golf Digest.
Fowler has been making some news off the course as well, as he and Allison Stokke, the pole-vaulting Internet sensation from a few years back, made their relationship official on social media.
Fowler’s U.S. Open will start next Thursday when he tees off with Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm on Erin Hills’ 10th tee at 7:51 a.m. Wisconsin time.