Cobra Puma Golf has caught some flak in recent years for its contract with American golfer Rickie Fowler. The 26-year old had a strong start on the professional golf scene, as 2010 PGA Rookie of the Year. Since then, he’s had a budding track record of placing in the top 5 in all four majors in 2014, and he was picked for the Ryder Cup in both 2010 and 2014. But a reported $4.5M in 2014 “off course income”, with only one career win? Critics said it was ludicrous.
Until Sunday. Fowler rallied from a five-shot deficit at THE PLAYERS Championship, going 6 under in his final six holes, holding off Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner in the three-hole playoff. Rickie took home the trophy, after what people are now calling the greatest finish in the 34-year history of TPC Sawgrass. THE PLAYERS is considered the “unofficial fifth major” tournament of the year on the tour.
This is the same Rickie Fowler who was recently voted the most overrated player on the PGA Tour by his golfer peers (tied with Ian Poulter). Though he could have pointed out that he’s currently ranked 13th in the world (based purely on math), Rickie took the high road when hearing the news of his overrated status. “It’s fine by me,” he said dismissively. “I’m going to try and play as well as I can this week and I’m going to take care of my business.” Took care of his business he did, demonstrating there’s more to him than his good looks and edgy fashion sense. And best of all, Fowler has proven he is anything but overrated. At Merchology, we happen to feel the same way about the Puma brand – it, too, is anything but overrated.
Hence, we couldn’t be MORE PUMPED that Puma Golf is the newest brand we are adding to our collection! Check out our new Puma collection page here.
Here are the top five reasons that Puma is on the top of its game right now (just like Mr. Fowler):
Congratulations to Rickie, and Puma, on taking both the sport and fashion worlds by storm!