Rickie Fowler and his wife give thanks by announcing the birth of daughter


It seems like only yesterday that Rickie Fowler was a kid himself, adored by other kids who aspired to be just like him. Now he has a kid of his own.

On Thanksgiving day, Fowler, 32, and his wife Allison Stokke, 32, announced the birth of their daughter Maya, who was born on Nov. 11.

“Happy Thanksgiving everyone!” Fowler wrote on Instagram. “As you can see Allison & I are beyond thankful…a whole new meaning to life!! Maya Fowler born 11/18/21 My heart is full!”

In her own post, Stokke wrote, “Maya Fowler … couldn’t be more thankful!! Happy Thanksgiving.”

A number of players immediately congratulated the couple, who announced the pregnancy in June. They included Max Homa, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald—the latter writing, “Welcome to #girldad life Rickie.”

Golf’s Young Guns have gone from bro-ish yacht vacations to potentially sharing playground swings. Only a week ago, Jordan Spieth and his wife, Annie, announced the birth of their first child, a boy named Sammy, who was born on Nov. 14.

Fowler and Stokke, a former track and field athlete and fitness model, first announced their relationship in 2017, and in 2018 Fowler proposed marriage during U.S. Open week at Shinnecock Hills. They wed in October 2019.

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