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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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Michael Kim’s Winning WITB: 2018 John Deere Classic



Driver: Titleist TS2 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black 60X

Fairway Wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black 70X

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 85X

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4-iron), Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 (5-9 iron), True Temper XP 115 (4, PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 gap (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS 350

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Francesco Molinari’s Winning WITB: 2018 Quicken Loans National



Driver: TaylorMade M4 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei White 60X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila XTorsion Green 70X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila XTorsion Green 70X

Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (4), TaylorMade P-750 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50 and 56 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Bettinardi Dass BB-0

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Lamkin TS1


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Bubba Watson’s Winning WITB: 2018 Travelers Championship



Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees, at 7.6 degrees)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)

Fairway Wood: Ping G (14.5 degrees, at 13.2 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2X
Length: 42 inches, tipped at 1.5 inches
Swing Weight: D3

Irons: Ping iBlade (2 iron), Ping S55 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.25 inches (2 iron), +0.5 inches (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.5 inches

Putter: Ping PLD Anser (Blast Finish)
Grip: Ping Pistol
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Weight: 340 grams

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Bubba plays the Ping Grips made by Golf Pride, and he uses 12 wraps of tape under his lower hand and 10 wraps of tape under his top hand in all clubs except his lob wedge. Lob wedge is 13 (lower hand) and 11 wraps (upper hand).



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