Who's that girl? Rickie Fowler flaunts significant other at Erin Hills

Fowler dating pole vaulter Allison Stokke

Erin, Wis. -- Ricki Fowler wowed the crowds with his stellar play in the opening round of the U.S. Open Thursday, but his new girlfriend is also turning heads.

Fowler has been dating Allison Stokke, a 28-year-old fitness model and pole vaulter, and the two have been photographed walking hand-in-hand on the greens of Erin Hills this week.

Stokke, a former student-athlete at the University of California, Berkeley, gained internet fame about a decade ago when one of her photos (pictured, below) went viral. 

Fowler appears to be embracing his new "taken" status, especially considering he used to make fun of singlehood. At the 2016 Ryder Cup, he posted a photo of his lonely self standing among his teammates kissing their significant others.

 

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The TV cameras have also been all over the couple during early U.S. Open coverage.
So is Fowler's new status good for his game or a distraction?

It certainly seems that a little love in your life can be good for your game. Fowler shot a 65 and led all golfers after the first 18 holes at 7 under par.


At the end of last year, his golf instructor, Butch Harmon went on the record about Fowler's focus, saying, "You've got to decide are you going to be a Kardashian or are you going to be a golf pro? You're the king of social media, you're all over these Snapchats and things."

Leading the tournament and getting the girl? Looks to us like he's doing just fine. 

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