Rickie Fowler has been known not to take himself too seriously. In recent years, Fowler has engaged in self-deprecating humor involving his single status. Those jokes are in the past as Fowler is dating Allison Stokke, a former Cal pole vaulter.
According to Page Six, Stokke has fitness model deals with a number of companies including Nike, Athleta, Uiqlo and GoPro.
Stokke became well-known after a photo of her competing at a pole-vaulting competition went viral. Stokke spoke with ESPN W about how it impacted her life moving forward.
“My response back then, in 2008 — was I flattered?” Stokke explained to ESPN W. “In some ways, sure. But I was overwhelmed, too. And I think my response to being overwhelmed was to just stay away from it entirely. But now, I’m trying to figure out how to reclaim it and own it and push it in the right direction. And benefit from it — in terms of fueling my training. And if I try to ignore it, it will take on a life of its own. Which is what I did in college: ignore it. And I lost control of my own story.”
Learn more about Fowler’s girlfriend along with his dating history.
1. Rickie Fowler Is Dating Pole Vaulter Allison Stokke
Back in 2017, news of Fowler’s relationship with Stokke broke in an odd way. According to Golf Digest, there were hints there could be something between the two when they posted photos on Instagram of them attending a motocross race. Jason Day may have been the first to announce their relationship to the world after he mentioned Fowler’s “girlfriend” in a press conference.
During a press conference for the Zurich Classic, Day mentioned calling a meeting which Fowler was absent from as Day said Fowler was spending time with his “beautiful girlfriend.” Fowler started covering his face in embarrassment after Day’s comment.
Fowler cleared things up in May 2017 by posting a photo of the two of them along with a clever hashtag.
“When you wish you could still be on vacation! #RickFoundaChick,” Fowler posted on Instagram.
2. Allison Was Rickie’s Caddie at the 2018 Masters Par 3 Tournament
A year later, Fowler was joined in Augusta by Stokke, who was his caddie for the Masters Par 3 Tournament. The tournament happens the day before the start of the Masters, and is a chance for golfers to have fun with their spouses, kids and significant others. Stokke is used to the spotlight after a photo of her competing as a high school pole vaulter went viral. Her mother, Cindy Stokke, spoke with ESPN W about how the attention impacted her daughter.
“I think I saw her grow up faster,” Cindy told ESPN W. “She saw how the world can be, saw how some people can be really cruel, some people can be great. I think she realized, ‘I can’t be so concerned about what everyone else thinks; I have to pursue my career and my dream and my sport.’”
3. Allison Was the Top High School Pole Vaulter in the Coutry in 2008 & Competed at Cal
Stokke was still in high school when she became famous after a photo of her competing went viral. Stokke has worked hard to be known for her accomplishments rather than the image.
“I feel like me and that picture are two different people,” Stokke told ESPN W. “I feel it has taken on a life of its own. It’s like that picture is my alter-ego and sometimes I feel like I use it for a positive force, and sometimes I just choose to leave it out there and not engage with it.”
Stokke graduated from Cal where she majored in sociology, and also competed as a pole vaulter. According to ESPN W, Stokke briefly gave up pole vaulting to pursue a master’s degree, but she missed it too much so Stokke quickly picked the sport back up.
4. Rickie Was Previously Dating Lauren “LB” Barr, a Former Contestant on The Bachelor
Prior to his relationship with Stokke, Fowler was dating Lauren “LB” Barr, who was a former contestant on the television show The Bachelor. The couple posted pictures of themselves out and about, including taking in an Oklahoma State game. Fowler previously dated model Alexis Randock. There was no word on the breakup, but pictures of the two together stopped appearing on social media.
Randock was in attendance when Fowler won the 2015 Players Championship. After their breakup, Fowler was taunted at the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, who has a notoriously rowdy crowd. Some of the fans in attendance were chanting “Team Alexis” at Fowler while he was walking on the green.
5. Rickie Calls Allison His “Best Friend, Sprint Coach & Training Partner”
Fowler posted a photo of the couple on his Instagram page on Valentine’s Day with a lengthy message about his girlfriend.
“My Valentine! This last year has been nothing but the best! My best friend, sprint coach, training partner…I’ll be your sous chef any day! Thanks for being you! To many more! Happy Valentine’s Day! Love you babe,” Fowler posted on Instagram.
Stokke also posted a photo of the couple on Valentine’s Day.
“I’m kinda really incredibly head over heels for you @rickiefowler Happy Valentines Day!” Stokke posted.
Source: Heavy Sports