Rickie Fowler just scored the biggest win of his young career, but it was his girlfriend, Alexis Randock, who stole much of the spotlight after the rising star’s victory in The Players Championship.
Fowler hasn’t been the most popular player on the PGA Tour — in fact, a Sports Illustrated survey just listed him among the most overrated players — but this weekend he was fantastic, finishing with a nearly flawless stretch to win the tournament.
In his last five holes, Fowler went birdie-par-birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie, forcing a playoff. He then won it on the fourth extra hole.
Fowler celebrated the amazing win by planting a big kiss on girlfriend Alexis Randock, creating quite a viral moment. Many of the stories after the tournament centered not just on his comeback win, but Rickie Fowler’s girlfriend.
Many in the golf world are already familiar with Alexis Randock. Though she and Rickie Fowler have only been dating a few months, they’ve already been called one of golf’s most high-profile couples, and Golf.com ran a photo spread of some of Randock’s modeling work (as well as some shots of her lounging poolside).
Rickie also made headlines last month when he took on an online critic who called Randock a “gold digger” on one of her Instagram photos.
“Must be nice getting s*** free in life and not have to work for it,” the person wrote.
Rickie didn’t let the criticism slide, saying the person “might want to get your facts straight before you talk to [his] girlfriend like that.”
Alexis Randock also pointed out how hard she works to maintain her stature in the modeling world.
“That’s hilarious. I work my butt off to be able to fully support myself in NYC, I’m out here grinding to live a nice life,” she wrote.
Sunday wasn’t the first time that Rickie Fowler and his girlfriend were together on the golf course. Last month, she joined him before the Master’s to serve as his caddy in the Par 3 tournament. This tournament is traditionally a light-hearted affair (Tiger Woods had his kids join him on the course), and Randock looked thrilled to be part of it.
Alexis said she’s been working really hard on studying the green complexes at Augusta National. Team to beat today? pic.twitter.com/srE6n3ixfn
— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) April 8, 2015
While Sunday turned out to be a huge day for Rickie Fowler in proving his critics wrong, it was also a coming out party of sorts for girlfriend Alexis Randock, who might need to get used to the bigger spotlight now that her boyfriend is living up to his big expectations.
[Image via Al.com]