Fowler announces first pro event

Rickie Fowler has announced he will play as a professional at the Nationwide Tour’s Soboba Classic Oct. 1-4. It is the first event Fowler has said he will play as a pro.

The event will be played at The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, Calif., about 40 minutes from Fowler’s hometown of Murrieta. The Soboba Classic is one of two events on this year’s Nationwide Tour schedule with a $1 million purse (along with the Nationwide Tour Championship).

Fowler, the No. 2 player in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com World Amateur Rankings, has said he will turn pro after the Walker Cup Sept. 12-13.

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