Rickie Fowler starts 2018 with award win

Rickie Fowler

The year has only just begun but Rickie Fowler is already an award-winner.

The Ryder Cup star has come out top in the National League of Junior Cotillions list of ‘Ten Best-Mannered People’.

Fowler was recognised for “consistently well-mannered conduct both on and off the golf course” to finish ahead of American gymnast and two-time Olympian Aly Raisman. American football star Deshaun Watson came in third.

Other stars to feature on the list included David Beckham, future royal Meghan Markle and Fowler’s fellow PGA Tour star Matt Kuchar.

A firm favourite amongst most golf fans, Fowler received an ‘overwhelming’ number of nominations from Junior Cotillion students and directors, according to NLJC president Charles Winters.

"Both our students and directors felt he has consistently demonstrated well-mannered conduct as an athlete and role model," he said. "We hope his selection serves as a reminder to all athletes that today's youth notice when they treat others with respect and demonstrate good character."

Kuchar polled highly for the class he showed in losing the 2017 Open Championship to Jordan Spieth.

"Anyone can show grace in victory, but we believe it takes true discipline and character to demonstrate grace in defeat," added Winters.

The top 10 in full

1. Rickie Fowler
2. Aly Raisman
3. Deshaun Watson
4. Joanna Gaines
5. Sadie Robertson
6. David Beckham
7. Selena Gomez
8. Thomas Rhett
9. Matt Kuchar
10. Meghan Markle

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
Which Footjoy shoe should you be wearing?
play button
£4000 Honma Driver- Is it worth it?
play button
Four easy ways to improve your golf game with Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith
play button
FootJoy’s 2020 line-up – Are these the best shoes in golf?
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Rory McIlroy confirms plans for 2020 Irish Open
Have Liverpool FC just ripped off the European Tour?
European Tour U-turn on Molinari and Gagli withdrawal
EastEnders star suffers gruesome golf injury
Italian duo hit out after "coronavirus" withdrawal

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The correct posture is the key to consistency
play button
Don’t take the club away to the inside
play button
Create more power with your wrists
play button
How to control your distances
See all videos right arrow