Rickie Fowler burnished his reputation as one of the nicest sports stars in the world recently by taking time out from his busy schedule to play a round of golf with a dying man.
Fowler spent a day last month playing golf with 69-year old pancreatic cancer sufferer Dr. German Reyes.
Reyes passed away a couple of weeks ago, but not before spending a day golfing with the 28-year old California native.
Fowler posted a heartfelt message about the experience recently, dedicating his win at the recent Hero World Challenge to Dr Reyes.
38 days ago I flew up to Atlanta to play golf with a man fighting pancreatic cancer. For him I hope it was a fun filled enjoyable round of golf! For me it turned out to be much more than that…from breakfast to the course to a late afternoon lunch it was amazing! We shared a cart and shared plenty of laughs along the way! I think some of his putting rubbed off on me too as he made plenty that day! It was a day I will remember for the rest of my life! 11 days ago, the Sunday before Tiger’s tourney, we lost that man…a man I wish I could thank for choosing to spend one of his last days with me! Thank you Dr. Reyes, and the win last week was for you! Rest In Peace and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends!
His selfless act didn’t escape the attention of his fellow pros.
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) December 9, 2017
He really is a class act. A first major championship in 2018 would be a fitting reward.