Nick Faldo Says Rickie Fowler Is Shooting Too Many Commercials

Six-time PGA major champion Nick Faldo is now claiming Rickie Fowler is shooting too many commercials. Fowler addressed his frustration this week that he may miss the Masters for the first time since 2010. So that’s when Sir Nick Faldo tweeted this bomb:

There’s real potential here that Faldo just wants to light a fire under the major-less Fowler. The kid’s got plenty of talent, but he’s yet to put it all together to capture a victory on the big stage.

Or Nick Faldo, as accomplished as he is, is jealous because Rickie Fowler can be called a “star” without winning big tournaments. Faldo was born in 1958, so there’s a real possibility he just inadvertently went full boomer. Lakers Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal also gives these “old man” takes every once in a while about a modern-day big man.

If we looked like Rickie Fowler (whom the ladies love, in case you’re unaware), would we turn down all the endorsement deals companies offer? Winning major championships or not, Rickie Fowler finds ways to be major. Don’t be a hater, Sir, (even though we still love you too.)

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. i got duped into thinking he was borderline good like almost on the second 10 of the top 20 bar…nope…hes just a guy..its totally fine..expectations man…win a major before 40 and you’ll be good….also dont be a douchebag

  2. Faldo is tap dancing around something Michael Jordan talked about in a recent interview with Marvin Shankin. In this interview Jordan talks about atheletes in his time had to win championships before they got the big endorsements. Jordan, Barkley, Bird, Johnson, etc. That precursor started to change with Tiger. The old superstars no doubt have issues with these young bucks making mega $ without accomplishing anything. Some of the young guys pan out but many don’t. Maybe Fowler should just stick to acting?

  3. Golf or Golf Digest wrote an article about this. They said during some broadcasts he has commercials with anywhere from 4-6 different sponsors (Puma, Red Bull, Cobra, Rocket Mortgage, Farmers Insurance and Mercedes plus the PGA tour). He spends 30 days a year on his sponsors. While he’s doing that players like DeChambeau are working on improving their game and blowing past him in world rankings.

  4. Maximizing his value, can’t fault him for that.

    But what about the media who elevated him to the stature that allows him to have this value without him proving his worth through achievement?

    There are far too many “next Tiger’s” in the minds of the media who flame out from underachieving the media driven expectations.

  5. Good for him. He’s taken his 15 minutes and turned it into a decade already. He’ll be on tour and making commercials for another 20+ years probably. Maybe he’ll capture a major or two, maybe not. 99.99% of people would trade places with him in a heartbeat. Not too shabby Mr. Fowler.

  6. Rickie Fowler is the most over-hyped and overrated golfer of his generation. Faldo is correct in that companies should be focusing more on the truly great golfers, not some average duffer who happened to win the gene pool lottery. If a LPGA member was doing the same thing as Fowler and in the same average pro golfer category, there would total outrage about the exposure and using her sex appeal to market products.

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