Rickie Fowler, 2015 PLAYERS Champion Portrait, Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra, FL

Rickie Fowler, PLAYERS Portrait - Chris Duke

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June 30, 2015

I am delighted that this painting of Rickie Fowler joins my pantheon of paintings that honor all the winners of THE PLAYERS golf tournament in the beautiful gallery at Ponte Vedra, Florida. Included in my art of the champion, Rickie Fowler, are Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kissner, fellow stars of the magnificent Sunday-afternoon, three-hole aggregate score playoff.

Every year's tournament is unique and unpredictable, due to all the steely golfers at the top of their game. They walk beautiful fairways as morning light turns to afternoon, then fades to evening sunset. When I think of summer, the perfection of Sawgrass fairways always come to mind. For art, the best of backdrops to the story of a weekend!