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Golfer Rick Fowler 'orange' dress sense behind his growing popularity

October 9, 2011 - Seoul

Rickie Fowler's dress sense speaks volumes for his growing popularity.

According to The Daily Express, Fowler dazzled Korea Open fans wearing his now customary all-Orange Oklahoma State University colours as he now does on the final day of every tournament.

He went into the day after a flawless round of eight-under 63 to equal the course record and give himself a four-shot lead over defending champion Y E Yang.

It reflects his stratospheric rise in the game since just over a year ago when Fowler, whose middle name Yutaka comes from his Japanese grandfather - lit up Celtic Manor managing two half points from his three matches in a beaten USA team.

It seemed appropriate when skipper Corey Pavin chose Las Vegas-based Fowler among his four Ryder Cup wildcard picks.

Some saw the selection as a gamble but, many more deemed it a 'royal flush' on the part of Pavin.

While the 22-year-old Fowler dresses a whole lot better than Roy McAvoy, he does share a lot in common with Kevin Costner's part in the 1996 hit film as Fowler got into the game on a public driving range in downtown Murietta, California.

And it is Fowler's attire that apart from driving Puma nuts with orders from the general public, that Fowler says is a reflection of his growing up in southern California.

"I've always dressed different as I come from a different background," he said.

Fowler also grew up sharing golf with a love of riding dirt bikes and somewhat strangely, he says his dress sense nowadays is a reflection of his bike riding ways.


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