Rickie Fowler fires a 65 on the North Course at Torrey Pines in his first round of the season. No rust there and today it's announced he's signed as a playing editor for Golf Digest. Good for all us hackers getting tips from Rickie. I might have to renew my subscription because Rickie is My Homeboy.
NEW YORK - Golf Digest has announced that Rickie Fowler, 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, has joined the magazine as an exclusive playing editor. Fowler will provide bylined instruction and feature content on a regular basis.
Over the past year, Fowler has contributed to Golf Digest on a number of occasions, including most recently being the subject of the "What's In My Bag" section in the January 2011 issue. In 2010, Fowler appeared on the cover of the May issue that featured his swing sequence.
"We are thrilled to have Rickie join our exclusive family of playing editors," said Jerry Tarde, chairman and editor-in-chief of Golf Digest. "Our goal in every issue is to offer our readers insight from the best and brightest in the industry and Rickie Fowler is quickly becoming one of the most influential players in the sport."
"To join Golf Digest as a playing editor and be in the same company as legends like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson is very cool," said Fowler.
Fowler, 22, former NCAA Player of the Year at Oklahoma State University and No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, was the first PGA Tour rookie ever to be selected as a captain's pick for the United States Ryder Cup Team in 2010. He joins an elite staff of Golf Digest playing editors that includes: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Justin Leonard, Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, Nick Price, David Toms, Annika Sorenstam and Wendy Ward.
Golf Digest is part of Condé Nast and is the largest golf publication in the world. Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, operates in 25 countries. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, two trade publications and 27 websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement. For more information about Golf Digest go to www.golfdigest.com and stay connected on Twitter by following@GolfDigestMag.