The start of 2021 was rough for Rickie Fowler. While he has played at the Master’s Tournament since 2011, this year, he was an exemption at the Augusta National. He also failed to make it to the FedEx Cup Playoffs. With all of his recent downfalls, Fowler had to reevaluate his equipment. That said, let’s take a look at some of the new and old items in Rickie Fowler WITB and see how they have helped him in recent years.
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Who is Rickie Fowler?
Born and raised in California, Fowler has been the world’s number one amateur golfer from 2007 to 2008. One of the highlights of his career happened in 2016 when he climbed to the fourth spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. This was after he secured his victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Fowler turned professional in 2009. Since then, he had a total of nine wins. He won the PGA Tour five times and the European Tour two times. He also received the Ben Hogan Award in 2008 and the PGA Rookie of the Year in 2010.
Rickie Fowler WITB
As a Cobra-Puma ambassador, you should already have an idea of what’s in the bag of Rickie Fowler. He plays some special edition clubs, which were designed with his needs in mind. Here’s a quick look at what he has been using in his recent tournaments.
Driver: Cobra King Rad Speed
One of the best Cobra King drivers, it has a traditional 460cc head shape, as well as a forward-bias radial weight. This is the lowest-spinning driver from the company while making sure that the ball speed is not compromised in any way. More so, the driver is equipped with an eight-gram fixed rear weight to improve stability and distance even in an off-center hit. This will also fine-tune spin and trajectory.
There are many innovative features that make it a worthy addition to the bag of Fowler. For instance, it comes with a CNC-milled infinity face to influence the ball’s speed. Plus, the crown has a thin-ply carbon wrap. It is 30% thinner than the previous version of this driver, but that does not mean that it performs any less.
Lasty, this driver has a T-bar speed chassis. It is up to seven grams lighter. Similar to the other features earlier mentioned, it also does a lot to improve ball speed.
Fairway Wood: Cobra King F8+
Fowler carries both a 3 and 5-wood version of this club in his bag. It has a tour preferred shape, making it a notable option even amongst the pros. Looking at the features of this golf club, one of the best is the baffler Dual Rail System, which is also what gives it an edge over many of its competitors. It provides workability, control, and versatility, among other benefits.
This is not made for everyone. Especially if you are a beginner, you might want to think twice. It is for players like Fowler who have already mastered the art of the sport. The manufacturer specifically states that it is most suitable for tour to 15 handicap players.
Irons: Cobra King F9 Speedback
Among others, one of the best features of this iron is the Speedback design. It is optimized to improve the performance of players like Fowler. It has a steel belt that adds a wide and low mass to the club. The result is that it has a lower and deeper center of gravity. This is helpful in maximizing the launch and speed of the ball.
Another reason for the incredible performance of this iron is the high moment of inertia. It is incorporated with tungsten, a modern material that improves stability and inertia.
Lastly, it has a three-material construction. It uses a combination of aluminum, thermoplastic polyurethane, and acrylic foam. These materials will do well in dampening vibrations, which can also promote better comfort for the user.
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, Cobra King V-Grind
In his most recent games, we have seen to common wedges used by Fowler. The first is the Titleist Vokey SM8, which is the same that you will find in Brooks Koepka WITB. Made for those who refuse to compromise, it offers shot versatility and distance control, among other benefits that make it a favorite of tour players. The club pushes forward its center of gravity, which generates a higher moment of inertia. It also has a tour-proven sole grind, which will work for players of all levels.
He has also been using the Cobra King V-Grind wedge. It is available in three grind options, so you will find one that suits your playing skills.
Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 Prototype
The Scotty Cameron putter has been originally made to be a fixture in Tiger Woods WITB. Over the years, several designs have been apparent, each promising to unleash the golfer’s best performance. Fowler has been using the X5 Prototype. It has a crisp shot and a seamless design. It has the forgiveness that you can expect in a mallet. From power to stability, it delivers plenty of benefits to meet the needs of the most discerning users.
Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
The same golf ball that you will see in Dustin Johnson WITB, it is considered the most complete tour golf ball. No wonder, it is a top pick amongst the world’s greatest players. This is the only five-layer golf ball currently available in the market. From the outer shell to the inner core, it uses revolutionary materials that will deliver unmatched performance. The dimple pattern is also notable, which the manufacturer attributes as the reason for its aerodynamics. The ball does not sacrifice feel while also improving distance better than any other golf ball that is currently available.
Looking at what’s in the bag of Rickie Fowler, most of his clubs are from Cobra King. This is expected since he has been endorsing the company. Nonetheless, with his recent performances, we expect to see a shift in his gear, although we anticipate that most of such will still be from Cobra King but different designs or models.