Golfer Rickie Fowler has given birth to the next super meme photo

Rickie Fowler of the United States looks on as his teammates celebrate with their girlfriends and wifes. Photo / Getty Images.
Rickie Fowler of the United States looks on as his teammates celebrate with their girlfriends and wifes. Photo / Getty Images.

OH, Rickie, you poor, poor man.

Golf star Rickie Fowler has produced what is certain to become the next super-meme to own the internet after stealing the show during the United States' team's Ryder Cup celebrations.

The United States' first Ryder Cup win since 2008 sparked wild celebrations which boiled over for the players' and their partners during the official victory presentation.

That was all well and good, unless you didn't have someone to kiss - like the poor, overlooked 27-year-old.

Perhaps the most lucky man on the internet right now is Fowler's teammate Patrick Reed who also found himself without a partner at the big dance.

Fortunately for him, Fowler's shrugging gesture stole the show and essentially dived in front of the bullet that was heading towards Reed.

Here is Fowler's big moment in all its glory.


He may have lost the will to live during that painful moment, but he won the internet.

Fowler also liked the photo on Instagram.


Before you start feeling sorry for the world's most famous 15th wheel, you have to take into consideration one of Fowler's other famous golfing celebration moments.

The rising star was the envy of the internet in May 2015 when he broke through for the biggest win of his career at The Players Championship.

More striking than the win, was how he was able to celebrate the moment with then bikini-model girlfriend Alexis Randock.


He has completely overshadowed the US team's historic win.

The United States recaptured the Ryder Cup ripping Europe 17-11 for their most decisive triumph since 1981 in the biennial team golf showdown.

Cup newcomer Ryan Moore, selected with a captain's pick only a week earlier, won the last three holes to defeat England's Lee Westwood 1-up and secure the trophy by giving the Americans an unbeatable edge in a tension-packed test at Hazeltine.

"To score the clinching point in the Ryder Cup is just incredible," Moore said.

"I can't digest what just happened. I was trying my hardest not to let my team down."

Moore was 2-down before an eagle at 16, birdie at 17 and conceded par at 18, admitting: "I just wanted to hit a couple of good shots coming in."

Earlier singles triumphs by Reed, Fowler, Brandt Snedeker and rookie Brooks Koepka plus a vital half point from Phil Mickelson had put the US team on the brink.

"We've got a memory and life experience that we will cherish forever," said Mickelson, who made 10 birdies in halving with Spain's Sergio Garcia.

US captain Davis Love, the 2012 captain whose team suffered its greatest collapse in Ryder Cup history to fall, and the task force that spent two years revamping the US Cup program saw their effort rewarded.

"I'm just proud of these guys," Love said.

"They had pressure on them for the last two years. I'm proud of every one of them. Unbelievable golf."

The "Miracle at Medinah" was still on the minds of many as the US began putting the painful loss deeper into the past.

"We did this for our captain. He had a tough go four years ago," said US star Jordan Spieth.

The Americans had dropped six of the past seven and eight of the past 10 in the rivalry.

"We've been criticised for eight or 10 years for not coming together," Love said.

"I'm so proud of them. We were kicked around for so long. You realise you have to do something." But they were already talking about defending the trophy in France in 2018. "Hopefully there's a change in the Ryder Cup," Spieth said.

"We're looking forward to going to Paris and trying to win one over there." Europe captain Darren Clarke, whose players led early in eight of the 12 concluding singles matches, called the loss "incredibly disappointing."

"They put up a massive fight. Some of the shotmaking was out of this world. The Americans putted that little bit better and that made the difference."

Love's captain's picks went 7-6 while Clarke's went 5-7, Belgian Thomas Pieters a record 4-1 but Westwood and Martin Kaymer each 0-3 until Kaymer's singles win after the Cup was lost Six Europe rookies were 7-9 overall while two US newcomers went 5-2. Spectators were so insulting to European players the first two days at Hazeltine that the PGA of America issued a statement Sunday reminding of ejections for obscene remarks.

"It's a big Ryder Cup family," Reed said. "We want everyone to play well. We want to beat each other at our best."

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