WATCH: Fowler helps surprise family with father returning from deployment
Credit Rickie Fowler with the assist.
Fowler helped surprise a family with their father, who recently returned from deployment, during the pro-am for the Quicken Loans National Wednesday.
In a video posted by Paige Spiranac, Fowler and the serviceman, acting as his caddie, are seen walking off the green. That’s when you see the man’s son running toward them, and he jumps into his father’s arms, followed by his daughter. Cameras were on site to capture the heartwarming reunion.
The Quicken Loans National has a history of honoring troops, which is something Tiger Woods, whose foundation runs the event, has long been passionate about. The tournament has handed out more than 300,0000 complementary tickets to members of the armed forces over the years.
Watch the sweet video below (warning: it's a tearjerker):
Dad serving for our country was gone for 4 and a half years old just surprised his children with the help of @RickieFowler and @QLNational. pic.twitter.com/H1Tnq1fAMt— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) June 28, 2017
1 of coolest moments in #RedCross career helping reunite a dad back from deployment with family #declareyourday @RickieFowler @QLNational pic.twitter.com/IFsD0zpGVI— Anthony Tornetta (@atornetta) June 28, 2017