Rickie Fowler celebrated his Rocket Mortgage Classic win on Sunday with two of his biggest supporters.
Shortly after snapping a four-year drought by capturing the sixth PGA Tour win of his career, Fowler, 34, embraced his wife, Allison Stokke, and their 1-year-old daughter, Maya, on the green at the Detroit Golf Club in Michigan.
Fowler, whose last Tour win was in February 2019 at the Waste Management Open, held his little girl as he took in the special moment.
“At the end of the day, getting to hold her, hang with Maya and my wife, yeah, winning’s great, but there’s a lot more to life than that,” Fowler said.
Fowler completed Sunday’s final round with a 68 for a total of 24-under, tying for first with Collin Morikawa and Adam Hadwin.
The California native bested his opponents by sinking a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole.
“It’s just nice to have this one out of the way,” Fowler said of the victory. “It’s just been a long road.”
Fowler, who has struggled in recent years, is coming off of a fifth-place finish at last month’s U.S. Open, in which he carded a 62 for an 8-under — the lowest round in the tournament’s history — during the opening round of the major event at the Los Angeles Country Club.
He finished the final round five shots behind winner Wyndham Clark.
Fowler, previously ranked No. 35 globally, is just shy of the top 20 at No. 23 in the Official World Golf Rankings following Sunday’s win.
With one major event remaining this year, the British Open on July 20, Fowler — who is still chasing his first major championship — is going to savor this weekend’s victory with his loved ones.
“I’m obviously going to soak this one in and celebrate a bit,” he said.
Fowler married the 34-year-old Stokke, a pole vaulter, in October 2019.
They announced daughter Maya’s arrival in November 2021.