Rickie is here!
Are you disappointed that your golf game has overshadowed your true career as the pretty boy of the Golf Boys?
Yes, I'm looking to make a big move in the next couple of years and taking my musical endeavors to the next level.
Rickie, what's it like being one of the youngest star players on the tour? How does it compare to your previous experiences?
It just shows that the game is in a great spot right now with all of the young players. Hopefully the next generation can take over for the vets that are on their way out.
With all the different outfits and shoes you wear on tour what happens to the outfits after you wear them. Charity? Closet?
Believe it or not, I do use a washer and dryer and dry cleaning.
How do you balance sponsor engagements and commitments with your professional career?
Good time management is key. Setting up the schedule with enough down time between tournaments gives me the opportunity to take care of sponsorship committments in the off weeks.
You've played solid in The Masters the past two years making both cuts and you're off to a great start this year. How important do you think it is to build momentum leading up to the first major of the year?
I am really looking forward to the first major this year. I do every year with it being The Masters. The few weeks leading up to it, I plan on preparing for it moreso than the last couple of years and see if we can have a better outcome.
What is your earliest golf memory?
It would be lessons on the driving range with Barry at the golf range.
when are you playing next Rickie?
My next schduled event is the Match Play. I'm planning my year around the majors to make sure I'm well prepared for those.
Rickie, what is it like playing with Tiger? Is it different playing with him in Jupiter compared to an actual tour event?
As of now it isn't. Earlier in my career it would have been a little different. I'm definitely more comfortable now with who I'm playing with. But it's definitely different than your normal pairing.
What is it about the new driver this year you like more then last years amp driver?And why did you go back to the vokey wedges instead of the trusty rusty wedges?
I'm driving the ball straighter than last year. With the options of being able to change loft, it takes away a variable rather than being set with one loft. You're able to change the shaft too which works with the loft.
You've been able to rebound this year after a not so good round, what helps you amp up to come in the next day and turn it around?
I keep a positive mindset and forgetting about stuff that's happened in the past. Always moving forward.
what would you consider the strengths of your game,and which part would you say might need a little improvement?
Strengths: ball striking and shot making. But every part of the game could use some improvement. It always can.
What can you tell us about this new golf boys video, and when does it come out?
Hoping to launch it soon. You will see a few more outfit changes.
Saw you last year at the US Open signing a bunch of autographs. How does it feel being a fan favorite, especially with the young golfers?
I love it. I love being able to sign autographs when I get that extra free time after a round just to be able to give back to the fans.
Rickie, it seems putting has been the one area keeping you from truly contending each week. Are you considering or currently seeing a putting specialist or experimenting with other putter models?
I feel like with putting it can come and go. A lot of it is confidence. I know I'm a good putter, I just need to see a few more putts going in to get some of that confidence back.
You and Dufner seem to go at it a bit on social media... is that good natured ribbing there are is there a rival emerging for you.
I'll be Merlin and he can be Levi. #AmishMafia.
Are we going to see more of the mustache or a clean shaved Rickie this year?
I'm looking forward to participating in Movember.
Rickie, a group of us are heading down for the Masters in April, what are the best places to place around Augusta? Does your caddie need a caddie for the practice round?
T-Bones is always a good spot. As far as caddie, you'll have to speak to Joe on that one.
What was it like leading off the tour this year in Hawaii this year 3 different times? How crazy were those winds?
It was a lot of fun to start it in Hawaii. Obviously a little hectic with the delays we had. But I enjoyed my time prior and after the event getting to hang out on the island.
Your wardrobe kind of reminds me of the way skaters dress. Do you enjoy sports other than golf such as skateboarding, snowboarding, etc.?
I do. I'm not very good on a board. I much prefer wheels, whether it's bicycles, dirtbikes, cars.
But thanks to Ian Walsh, I have a new love for surfing.
Who's idea was it for the "Golf Boys?"
I would have to say it was a combined effort of Ben, Bubba and me. Then we asked Hunter if he would want to be a part of it. Then we got a foursome.
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