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Rickie Fowler WITB 2017



Equipment is accurate as of the U.S. Open (6/14/17).

Driver: Cobra King F7+ (8.5 degrees, draw setting)
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70X (43.5 inches)

3 Wood: Cobra Fly-Z+ (13 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 75TX

Irons: Cobra King Forged CB (2) Cobra King Forged MB (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 125 S+
Specs: Shafts are 0.5 inches short of Cobra’s standard length

Wedges: Cobra King V-Grind (50, 55 and 59 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Prototype

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

WITB Notes: This week, Fowler has a Cobra King Forged CB 2-iron in his bag. He sometimes uses a Cobra King Utility (19.5 degrees) driving iron with a Matrix Ozik HM2 Prototype shaft or a Cobra King F6 Baffler (18.5 degrees) with Aldila Tour Blue 75TX shaft. His King F7+ driver has the heavy weight positioned forward. 




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  1. david

    Jun 17, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Did Ernie Els switch putters? Looks like he’s playing with a red one this week.

  2. holer

    Jun 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm


  3. Old Putter

    Jun 15, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    If he swapped to Ping….
    He could just buy the Moxie set

  4. Fat Perez

    Feb 27, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    And furthermore, I have yet to find a fitter send the customer to the repair shop to have 2 1/4″ lopped off the butt end of their BRAND NEW driv’a!! That will NEVER happen! Here in the states, you can find barrel after barrel of 45.5″ plus drivers gathering dust in the return bins. I bet those bins would be less full if the original purchasers of said clubs were properly fitted into 45″ or less.

  5. Fat Perez

    Feb 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Whaaat?!! Manufacturers are NOT making clubs for 5’9″ or better, that’s nonsense! When did the average height of most golfers become 6′ or more. They just selling distance at ANY cost. You want people to excel at the game, make the clubs a reasonable length or encourage alleged retail fitters to fit properly! Giving some rook golfer a 46″ driver and calling it a fitting is ludicrous. The average customer at a golf shop has zero clue about proper length for effective ball striking. Most are like “Uhhh, yeah, ehh, so and so is hittin’ this brand, so I want one too.!” They’re just buying what’s on the shelf. It’s like buying a Porsche, you can walk in and buy it stock, or if one is an enthusiast with knowledge of “tuning” custom options, you’ll go that route and score yourself a road car.
    Yes, accomplished golfers know that 44.5″ is the most effective length, just go ask Mr. Wishon, if you have any doubts. I said it once and I’ll say it again, “Manufacturers, WAKE UP and market clubs that benefit golfers new to the game. What’s that tired phrase that makes me nauseous? “Let’s grow the game.”

    • timmy

      Feb 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      actually Wishon says 44 inches should be the absolute max for amateur golfers

  6. Jaxpoke

    Feb 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    As a 1969 OSU alum, I am thrilled that Rickie and Morgan played great this past weekend. Go Pokes!

  7. Chris

    Feb 27, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Are we sure that was a 1x ball?

  8. Dick Fowler

    Feb 27, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Based on a previous article you guys wrote his irons are 3/4 of an inch shorter than cobra standard

  9. Mark

    Feb 27, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Really interesting to see how far RF was hitting it with a shorter shaft. No distance loss whatsoever. My next driver will be 44.5 at the most.

  10. Anthony

    Feb 27, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Nice “Weld” weight there. Do it any way you can…

  11. Fat Perez

    Feb 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Wake up golf manufacturers!!! No, we do not need drivers 45.75″ long EVER!! Been whining about this for years, and I will continue to stock up on tissue ’till you start offering drivers at reasonable lengths at retail. 44.5 should be the max length for any driver, period! Why must y’all insist on selling us distance dead left and dead right? This kid, all be it a professional, was slingin’ golf balls 320 yawwwds plus AND straight with the 43.5″er! Well done Ricky, you iz da MAN!!

    • k

      Feb 27, 2017 at 1:19 am

      You can order all drivers directly from the manufacturer like this (most will keep the swing weight). If not… You can cut it. Keep in mind Rick is 5’9, manufacturers build for the masses if its going into a store.

    • JThunder

      Feb 27, 2017 at 1:36 am

      Actually, it would be golfers who would need to wake up, not necessarily/just manufacturers. OEMs sell distance because that’s what gets people excited and talking. Watch a broadcast, listen to golfers at the local course, “straight” always comes second to “long”. I bet the majority of average golfers would take a round with two “long” drives rather than 14 short and straight.

      • beachsideandy

        Feb 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

        How much shorter would a typical amateur’s drive be with an inch lopped off the driver?
        They would probably be longer because they would be closer to the sweet spot.

      • Shortside

        Feb 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm

        You’re probably right. That said last I checked the average length on tour is 44.5″. Which means most recreational players should be 43.5″ to 44″ max. But hey, those miracle trouble shots out of the woods make the man.

  12. David Montgomery

    Feb 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Glad to see Fowler pull this off even though it got a little “dicey” at the end.

    • Steve

      Feb 28, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      You sound like Johnny Miller…. It wasn’t an easy day out there at the end for anyone who a late tee time. Maybe 15 guys shot under par that day. -6 and -5 were shot early (before 10 am tee times) by Vegas and Watney.

  13. DB

    Dec 21, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I have become a big Cobra fan lately and I have a couple of these clubs. I have hit the new F7+ and like it more than the F7, especially the look and sound. I have the King utility and the only thing that is weird about it is that the grip feels like it is either and undersize or kids grip, but other than that the club feels great. Also just bought a tour trusty 58

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Kevin Chappell WITB 2017



Equipment is accurate as of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (10/30/17).

Driver: Taylormade M1 2017 (9.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila X-Torsion Copper 70TX

3 Wood: Taylormade M1 2017 (15 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila X-Torsion Green 80TX

5 Wood: Taylormade M1 2017 (19 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila X-Torsion Green 80TX

Driving Iron: Miura MG ICL-601 (20 Degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Irons: Miura MG CB-1008 (4, 5) Miura MB-5003 (6-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Wedges: Titleist Vokey (48-06), King Cobra (52, 56), Callaway MD3 Milled (60-08 C Grind)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T TM5
Grip: Golf Pride Tour SNSR


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Chris Kirk WITB 2017



Equipment is accurate as of the 2017 RSM Classic (11/13/17).

Driver: Taylormade M1 2017 (9.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 60TX

3 Wood: Taylormade M2 2016 (13 Degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Taylormade M2 2017 (19 Degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95X

Driving Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 3 Iron
Shaft: Project X LZ 6.5 125

Irons: Mizuno MP-18 (4-9)
Shaft: Project X LZ 6.5 125

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (48-10F, 54-10S, 60-04L)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport Mid-Slant
Grip: Scotty Cameron Standard Pistol

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Laguna One Six
Grip: Scotty Cameron Custom Shop Pistol

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

WITB Notes: Kirk has been spotted testing two different putters. We’ll update this post when he’s made a decision. 


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Rickie Fowler’s Winning WITB: 2017 Hero World Challenge



Driver: Cobra King F8+ Nardo (8 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila 2KXV NV Blue 70x
Length: 43.5 inches

3 Wood: Cobra F8+ (13 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Synergy 70X
Length: 42 inches

5 Wood: Cobra F8+ Baffler (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Synergy 70X
Length: 40.5 inches

Irons: Cobra King Forged MB (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper S+ 125

Wedges: Cobra King V-Grind (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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