Style Insider: Fowler pays tribute with custom gear for the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
March 06, 2019
By Greg Monteforte, PGATOUR.COM
- Rickie Fowler has paid tribute to Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill for the past two years. (Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)
Rickie Fowler has a history of honoring people and places with his fashion choices. For the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, he rocked a pair of plus-fours as a tribute to Payne Stewart, who captured the 1999 U.S. Open at the historic venue. At the 2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, Fowler donned an untucked Aloha shirt. The last two years at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Rickie honored Arnold Palmer’s life and career with special footwear, apparel, and accessories.
This year, Fowler has teamed up with Puma and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation on an updated range of gear that once again serves as a tip of the cap to the King. Throughout the week, Rickie will sport custom Puma Arnold Palmer ‘P’ Hats and Limited Edition IGNITE PROADAPT Shoes. Joe Skovron, Fowler’s caddie, will tote a custom stand bag created by Cobra and Vessel.
Puma’s snapback ‘P’ caps have been Fowler’s favorites over the last two seasons. The special edition versions for the Arnold Palmer Invitational are available in white, white/green, and pink, Palmer’s go-to color. On the front of the hat, Palmer’s iconic red, yellow, white and green Umbrella logo offers a bit of shade for the ‘P’ design.
From the top to the bottom of Rickie’s look; Fowler will lace up a limited-edition version of his new the IGNITE PROADAPT kicks from Puma. This new model for 2019 combines the sophistication of a traditional golf shoe with the comfort of a sneaker. The custom design features Palmer’s Umbrella logo in a “dancing” pattern on the heel and the interior of the shoe. Custom pink sockliners include the Umbrella logo along with a famous quote from Palmer, “I never felt like I didn’t have a chance to win.” The shoe is further adorned with a green Puma formstripe, Cat logo, and heel.
The limited edition stand bag is the result of a collaboration between Cobra and Vessel. It is designed with all the features of a Tour Staff bag at a fraction of the weight. Again, the Umbrella logo is prominently displayed throughout the white and green design.
A limited number of Fowler’s custom Arnold Palmer items are available at select retailers, giving fans the chance to join Rickie in honoring Mr. Palmer. Additionally, a small quantity of the custom caps, stand bags and shoes, personally autographed by Fowler, will be available for purchase at pumagolf.com, with 100% of sales supporting the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation.