Rickie Fowler Wears Yellow Shoes In Honour Of Jarrod Lyle

The American wore shoes with Lyle's initials, famous bucket hat and the dates of his life on during the BMW Championship

Rickie Fowler Wears Yellow Shoes In Honour Of Jarrod Lyle
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The American wore custom shoes with Lyle's initials, his famous bucket hat and the dates of his life on during the BMW Championship

Rickie Fowler Wears Yellow Shoes In Honour Of Jarrod Lyle

Rickie Fowler is one of golf's good guys and he showed his class once again at the BMW Championship, honouring Jarrod Lyle with his shoes.

Fowler wore a pair of yellow Pumas with JL initials stamped on them at the back and a bucket hat in honour of Lyle.

The tongues had the dates of Lyle's life on them as well.

"Jarrod and I were real close," Fowler said after his opening 65 at the BMW Championship.

"We didn't get to spend a whole lot time together in the past few years. But I sent these [shoes] down to a guy in Miami, Nomad Customs, he did them. Actually had them at the PGA on the weekend but I didn't have anything to wear with them, so I couldn't really make it work, and I thought it would be a fun time to bring them out, and obviously we don't want to ever forget Jarrod.

"I think as long as we can have people remember his name, who he was, and kind of continue on the legacy of what he was doing – you know, fight he was putting up – but also remind people that people die from cancer everyday, especially leukemia, as well

'There's plenty of families like his going through the fight now and into the future. It's not something that just goes away."

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Fowler also payed tribute to Lyle at the USPGA Championship where he went 'off-script' on day one to wear a yellow shirt.

After his opening round at the USPGA he payed a touching tribute to the Aussie, who sadly passed away after a third battle with leukaemia.

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A GoFundMe page was set up for Lyle's family and currently over $216,000 has been raised.

Rickie Fowler, currently 9th in the world, is three back of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy after day one of the BMW Championship.

He makes his fourth Ryder Cup appearance later this month at Le Golf National.

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV