With the big 4 in golf dominating the headlines and win charts in 2015 and 2016, Fowler is determined to stay in the discussion with Day, McIlroy, Johnson, and Spieth. Through his first 5 starts of the 2017 season, Fowler has 4 top 10 finishes, no wins, but who wouldn’t take 4 top 10’s in 5 starts?
We all know Rickie hits Cobra clubs, but which ones? Find out what has been in his bag for his early 2017 starts here.
Driver: Cobra King LTD at 9-degrees
Shaft: Matrix Speed Rulz – Type C 70X
If you watch the PGA even casually, chances are you know that Rickie Fowler uses the Cobra King LTD driver and wears Puma gear… Everyone knows this… Fowler also uses a Matrix shaft, specifically the Speed Rulz Type C 70X, which is completely optimized for speed, and generally not used by many amateurs.
Fairway Wood: Cobra Fly-Z+ at 13-degrees
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 75TX
It is interesting that Fowler uses the King driver from Cobra, but chooses to use the Fly-Z+ fairway woods. It often takes a PGA golfer more than one season to fully make the switch to a new set, and is a big deal when they do pull the plug and break in new clubs. Our guess is that he’s practicing with the King’s, but they don’t feel familiar enough to make it into the bag for primetime just quite yet.
Wondering if this club is for you? While not the most forgiving fairwoods on the market, the Fly-Z’s do have some features that may fit well with your game. With MyFly8 Technology that allows you to adjust the club’s loft and trajectory settings, and a club head completely designed for speed, you are certainly going to see an improvement in distance with the Cobra Fly-Z.
Irons: Cobra King Forged MB
Shafts: KBS C-Taper S+ Golf Club Shaft, 125gm, Steel, Stiff
Not only does Fowler carry the King irons, but he also carries the new Cobra King utility… which you can’t get your hands on yet. You can, however, get your hands on the 4-PW that are in his bag (link below). Keep in mind these are true players irons… You are going to get plenty of distance and control out of them, but they aren’t quite as forgiving as some of the irons we have reviewed recently.
The shafts on Rickie Fowler’s irons are KBS C-Taper S+, and of course are steel and stiff. At the time of writing this article, a set of 4-PW of these shafts ran around $240, but that price is constantly changing.
Wedges: Cobra Tour Trusty Rusty
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
It’s no surprise that Fowler rolls with the Trusty Rust wedges from Cobra… They are probably our favorite clubs Cobra has ever released. Wedges are all about feel, and these clubs are all about giving you complete control over your wedge shots. The wide grooves on the face of the club allow you to hit a wide variety of shots like a pro. These ship with a True Temper shaft, albeit a different TT shaft than Fowler uses, but nonetheless, this is a great set of wedges worth a closer look.
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Prototype
Similar to what is in Jason Day’s bag, you can’t get this putter… It’s only made for Fowler… and Tiger… But just about any Scotty Cameron putter is going to be a fantastic piece of metal. Smooth, soft, great feel and sound, and the new Newport 2 putters have a sleek Silver Mist finish similar to Fowler’s. They are a bit pricey, but are amongst the best putters on the planet.
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
This is arguably my favorite ball, it’s not the softest ball by any means, but if you are looking for a soft ball that doesn’t affect distance, it’s the best choice on the market today. At $4 per ball, these will cost you more than 2 gallons of gas per ball, so they certainly aren’t meant for hackers, but if you play down the middle of the course, they will improve your game by at least a stroke.