Get to know Rickie
Rickie is a fan-favorite professional golfer from Murrieta, CA, best known for winning THE PLAYERS® Championship in 2015 and for representing Team USA in four Ryder Cups as well as the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rickie won two PGA TOUR events in 2017, finished solo second at the 2018 Masters Tournament and, most recently, claimed victory at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open. In 2014, Rickie recorded top-five finishes in all four major championships, becoming the first golfer to do so since Tiger Woods in 2005. Off the course, he is even more proud to have the titles of husband to Allison and dad to daughter, Maya.
What can we change to get more people started in golf?
I think golf can modernize, which would definitely open its doors wider. I do think golf course attire and feeling like you need to look a certain way can be a barrier. Loosening those policies would help more people to go out and play. People just want to get out there and have fun.
What would get more kids to play golf?
Honestly, just seeing more of the people they look up to - and look like - playing golf. But, also just finding ways to make the sport more welcoming or open to everyone. It’s not necessarily a cheap sport to get into, so we need to find solutions to that.