After Tuesday’s presidential debate Fowler Tweeted (@RickieFowlerPGA) several times about the drops, including this:
“Funny how people will unfollow me just because I support Romney…seems smart…made my pick…make yours and vote #simple”
“Also…people who unfollow me…u don’t have to let me know you did so…getting a tweet from u makes me feel better tho 🙂 #yourchoice”
According to the Golf.com article, Fowler still had 412,452 followers at the time their article was posted and he is undoubtedly one of the most popular PGA Tour players who use Twitter. They also obtained stats from TwitterCounter.com which indicated that “Fowler has only netted two negative days during debate season: He lost 1,375 followers in wake of the first face-off, and 75 after the VPs went head to head.”
Overall, the story notes, Fowler’s gained more than 6,000 fans since October 1 and gains an average of 218 per day.
The 23-year-old got his first Tour win this May at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. In August, Fowler joined Tiger Woods and other golf stars at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York for the NB3 Challenge, which is a benefit tournament for Notah Begay III’s NB3 Foundation, a charity that helps youth throughout Indian Country. In 2011, the young golfer started his own charity, the Rickie Fowler Foundation, which helps Native American and Asian American youth.