November 3 2011
By John Schwarb, PGATOUR.COM
SAN FRANCISCO – Mark Calcavecchia had an interesting costume for Halloween earlier this week – Rickie Fowler.
A Champions Tour regular, not exactly slim, dressing up as the pencil-thin 22-year-old? Sure.
“It was a funny, old, fat Rickie Fowler, yeah,” Calcavecchia said Wednesday at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. “Yeah, I looked all right.”
Calcavecchia and his wife, Brenda, and a friend came up with the idea when visiting a golf store in Columbus, Ohio, a few months ago. There was a display of Fowler’s Puma-brand gear, and Calc tried on one of the trademark flat-brimmed hats.
“They started laughing at me and they go, ‘you ought to be Rickie Fowler for Halloween,’” Calcavecchia said. “And of course Brenda went as Natalie Gulbis, so that was pretty funny too.”
So Calc went with a wig, orange hat, orange shirt and, just because he couldn’t find any more orange, white pants.
But what did Fowler dress up as at the same Florida party?
“No one could really figure it out,” Calcavecchia said. “He looked like a white Steve Urkel, kind of." I don’t know if he was supposed to be a nerd or what, but … yeah, a nerd.”