This week was a big one for Allison Stokke. As she and her boyfriend Rickie Fowler, a professional golfer on the PGA circuit joined friends on the golf course for National Friends Day, it was a day she will not soon forget.
As the festivities were yet to start, Fowler chose the moment to start them early with a post to Instagram that read “Today is National Best Friend Day so I wanted to lock mine down…I WON!!” Fowler announced via his Instagram account that he was now engaged to Stokke after proposing at a beach that remained unknown.
Fowler included a picture of him kneeling in front of Allison on a beach as waves crashed down in the background while he presented a ring to Stokke. Fowler also added a picture of the two smiling as Stokke showed off a large diamond ring.
Stooke, who became famous as a track and field stat while attending the University of California. Stokke and Fowler have been dating for May 2017and Stokke often accompanies Fowler on the PGA tour as he competes. Stokke acted as his caddy during the Masters in April.
Four-Time PGA Winner
Rickie Fowler has been playing professionally since 2009 and has won four PGA Events. He currently is ranked 7th on the circuit and has earned over $30,000,000 in winnings over the course of his career and continues to remain among the top golfers on the PGA tour. Fowler, whose full name is Rick Yutaka Fowler is 29. His highest ranking in golf was #1 when playing as an amateur golfer. Fowler held that ranking for almost 40 months during the 2007/2008 season.
With the U.S Open set to start, Fowler is taking time off before the Open starts with his Stoke, now his fiancé. Stooke and Fowler were first seen in public together at the Grand Prix of Americas. Stokke, who received unwanted attention after a picture of her went viral, is now a sportswear model. Those photos caught the attention of many sports blogs including news outlets such as the Washington Post passing comments on the attention of the mostly male audience that were viewing the images of Stokke.
For Stokke, she found the unwanted attention demanding stating that “It just all feels really demeaning. I worked so hard for pole vaulting and all this other stuff, and it’s almost like that doesn’t matter. Nobody sees that. Nobody really sees me.” Now that Stokke a frequent guest on the PGA circuit while supporting Fowler, she continues to maintain a strong presence online through pictures she posts online.