This is as good a time as any for Rickie Fowler Day at Lanny H Golf.
(Screen capture taken from the CBS documentary,”PGA Tour 2015: Coming Home”.)
Here are my three classic Rickie Fowler columns along with….<drumroll>…. the CBS documentary segment on Rickie and the Murrieta, California, driving range. If you can’t stomach my writing, you should at least watch that 7-minute clip. I choke up every time I watch it. Every time.
My article on the modest driving range in Rickie Fowler’s hometown, where Rickie got his start with the help of his grandfather. It was also a request for mainstream golf media coverage of the range. (I consider this the best thing I’ve ever written here.)
My article on CBS’s response to my request (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!). CBS produced an excellent documentary, and I gave them the highest praise. I had only seen it once — the original airing. (Any Sherlock Holmes types out there will notice something about which I was slightly off.)
HERE IT IS ⇒ The segment on Rickie and Murrieta from that very CBS documentary. This was not available online at the time I wrote my article. (Unbeknownst to me, they posted it a couple of weeks later. Definitely a case of better late than never.) It gets really good at the 2-minute mark when the Murrieta Range makes its entrance. “I’m not a country club kid; I’m a product of this grass and this dirt.”
And what tribute to Rickie Fowler would be complete without my New Orleans Open “tough love” column that impelled him to the great run of golf he’s been on since.
Lastly, go Rickie! Win this Jackie Gleason-Jack Nicklaus Honda Inverrary Classic!