Whats In The Golf Bag Rickie Fowler?
Who’s Rickie Fowler?
The 30 year old Californian and Oklahoma State alumnus, Rickie Fowler, has been one of the most visible and talked about of the PGA Tour’s “young guns” for some years now, and not just because of his vivid orange Sunday afternoon attire.
Since joining the tour in 2010 he has amassed more than $34 million in prize money and his four victories to date include the 2015 Tournament Players Championship, regarded by many as golf’s unofficial fifth Major.
Away from the PGA Tour, Fowler has won twice on the European tour and once in Korea, and in December 2017 won the Tiger Woods Hero World Challenge.
In the Majors proper, Fowler’s best finish so far was 2nd in the 2018 Masters, but he has also finished tied 2nd in the US and British Opens, both in 2014, and tied for 3rd in the PGA that year.
On top of all that he’s already a four time Ryder Cup player, so it’s not surprising that many fans and commentators believe it’s only a matter of time before he becomes a major champion.
What’s in Rickie Fowler's Bag?
Fowler is one of the Cobra Golf stable of pros which includes Bryson DeChambeau, Lexi Thompson, Greg Norman and a host of others from the PGA, LPGA, European and Champions tours.
Cobra is a relatively young equipment company which brands itself as an innovator at the cutting edge of technology, and its latest range of clubs seems a perfect fit for Fowler’s aggressive approach to the game
The Cobra King F9 Speedback Driver
Relatively slight in build at 5 ft 9 ins and 150 lbs, Fowler nevertheless averaged an impressive 299.8 yards off the tee in 2018, a figure he’ll be hoping to increase with Cobra’s new driver for 2019.
Cobra is marketing the F9 Speedback as its fastest driver ever, and it includes some high tech aerodynamics and low center of gravity for a combination of maximum clubhead speed and optimal spin and launch angle.
Lesser mortals can obtain the club with their choice of 9, 10.5 or 12.5 degrees of loft, but Ricky’s version is said to be a special 8 degree model with a slightly shorter than standard graphite shaft.
3 Wood and Fairway
According to Cobra, Fowler is also carrying the F9 Speedback 3 Wood but sticking for now with the predecessor F8 series for his 18.5 degree Fairway.
Depending on the course and conditions, he may also sometimes pack a 5 Wood.
King Forged CB/MB Irons
For maximum feel and accuracy, Fowler plays Cobra’s softest forged irons. Similar sets to Ricky’s are available, but they’re aimed squarely at the lower handicap player who can afford to sacrifice a little distance in favor of extra precision.
King Tour Wedges
Ricky Fowler carries three wedges (not including sand wedge) with lofts of 52, 56 and 60 degrees from the Cobra King Tour series which feature CNC milled faces for consistent spin and feel.
Scotty Cameron Putter
Putting is so notoriously a game within a game that even contracted pros get to choose their own, and Fowler is one of many tour stars to use a Scotty Cameron model.
His current choice is a simple looking design which he has apparently used since 2014. But he has little reason to change, having ranked 20th for total putting in the PGA Tour stats for 2018.
TaylorMade TP5x Golf Balls
Cobra is not known as a ball manufacturer, so Ricky has joined the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy in playing the TaylorMade TP5x ball for the current season.
Fowler used a Titleist for many years and has explained his recent switch by highlighting the extra distance and higher launch offered by the new TaylorMade.