Welp, it’s officially #PerspectiveSZN for Rickie Fowler.
On Monday, one day after Father’s Day, Fowler announced that his wife, Allison Stokke, is pregnant, making him a dad-to-be. Both he and Stokke announced the news via their Instagram accounts.
“Reservation for November… Fowler party of 3 #GirlDad,” wrote Fowler on Instagram, revealing the month the baby is due as well as the gender. “Coming in November @rickiefowler might find himself a little outnumbered,” Stokke wrote.
The news comes less than 24 hours after Jon Rahm, a new father himself, claimed his first major title at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. After holing what turned out to be the eventual winning putt on the 72nd green, Rahm immediately grabbed his baby son Kepa from wife Kelley, walking off with a huge smile on his face as he held him. The “Jon Rahm has new perspective on life because he’s a dad now” story line was officially complete.
Fowler hopes to experience a similar moment some day soon, and it will no doubt become a big story line in his immediate future as he looks to get his career back on track. He did not play in this past week’s U.S. Open, as he failed to qualify, but he will be back in action this week at the Travelers Championship, where the vibes will no doubt be very good for the 32-year-old.
More importantly, congrats to the happy couple is in order. They first announced their relationship in April of 2017, and just over a year later Fowler proposed to her during U.S. Open week at Shinnecock. In October 2019, they were married, and now less than two years later they are having their first child. Time has flown for the once-famously single Fowler. Here’s hoping there are many more good things to come for he and Stokke, both on and off the course.