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Rickie Fowler’s Winning WITB: 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open

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Driver: Cobra King F9 Speedback (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 X

3-4 wood: Cobra King F8+ (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Synergy 70 X

Irons: Cobra King F9 Speedback iron (4), Cobra King Forged MB (4-PW)
Shafts: Graphite Design Prototype (4), KBS C-Taper Tour 125 S+ (4-PW)

Wedges: Cobra King V-Grind Prototypes (52-10B, 56-10F, 60F)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport 2
Grip: Standard Scotty Cameron Pistol

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

Golf ball: 2019 TaylorMade TP5x (No. 15)

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  1. Bobby

    Feb 9, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Is he still playing a short driver?

  2. Corey

    Feb 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I haven’t seen anyone comment yet on Rickie’s putter. To me it looks brand new. Although similar in general appearance, like the GSS and white enamel paint, all other details are different. The sightline over the flange is gone in preference for a dot over the topline (a la TWoods). The bumpers now say scotty cameron, while the cavity says Rickie. He putted very well over the weekend and I hope it’s due to the new putting alignment.

  3. CJ

    Feb 4, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Anyone know how heavy the driving iron shaft is? I noticed he had the IZ in that too

  4. Bob Tom

    Feb 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    That Lindsey Vonn is a c oalburning m udshark. A traitor of the white race.

  5. Hunter Lent

    Feb 4, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Definitely not using the Aldila Synergy.

    • Hunter Lent

      Feb 4, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Just kidding. Read the synergy on the driver line.

  6. Rickie Bobby

    Feb 4, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Lindsay Vonn is a mud shark roastie. Burn the coal, pay the toll!

  7. Gary Jenks

    Feb 4, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Lindsay Vonn is a coal burning mud shark. No self respecting white man will ever date that roastie. She will pay the toll.

  8. Tpack

    Feb 4, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Any idea if his 4 iron f9 is bent strong? I read it has a graphite shaft at 3iron length. He was killing it. Hit the par 5 (hole 15?) on the back 9 in 2 from 250ish out with it. What a weapon.

    • HKO

      Feb 4, 2019 at 11:54 am

      word on the cart path says his 4i is set 19º.

  9. Simms

    Feb 4, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Great win for Rickie…ONCE again we were treated to an example of the stupidity of R&A,, USGA rules of golf…..a ball at rest should be a ball in play and only movement by player should be considered..slop and any outside agency beyond the players control moving a resting ball should only require re-placement as near as possible to original resting place. How come they have that rule in place for a ball teed up in teeing area but not through the green??? example wind blows ball off tee…

    • ND Hickman

      Feb 4, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Actually that’s not the rule. They called it correctly. He didn’t make a song and dance about it, he grinned out the result like a world class player should.

    • TR1PTIK

      Feb 4, 2019 at 9:44 am

      In most instances this rule would probably break even in terms of positive/negative impact. I think this was a rare example that showed a fatal flaw with the rule as written though. A ball at rest that happens to roll into a penalty area by force of an outside agency should be a free drop IMO. That said, the whole thing could have been avoided if Rickie had played from the original spot after hitting into the water. I’m guessing he just didn’t want to be hitting toward the water again after that bad visual, but it was the much smarter play even before factoring the additional penalty stroke. I finally jumped on the Rickie Fowler bandwagon about 5 or 6 years ago and was extremely bummed to see what took place on that hole. Glad to see he bounced back and closed out a tournament that he’s been so close to winning on multiple occasions.

    • john robbins

      Feb 4, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      So if his second shot ended there and came to rest, but eventually rolled in no penalty?

      • d

        Feb 5, 2019 at 9:20 am

        a placed ball or even a dropped ball is clearly a different scenario…

  10. X

    Feb 3, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    TP5x best ball evah

  11. Johnny Swing

    Feb 3, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Lindsay Vonn is a mud sharking roastie. Thot and a half.

  12. The dude

    Feb 3, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Curious ….how many shots would he have won by if he played a ball that actually performed…..that TM ball ….no bueno

  13. Borg

    Feb 3, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Guess its time to try the TP5x. #provnone

  14. Joe

    Feb 3, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Very happy for Ricky. He somehow held it together, although, there were many mess-ups.

  15. Bark Chuck

    Feb 3, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Well done young man! One of the best guys, fan appreciative, well mannered, polite, respectful, no nonsense, non arrogant,
    grateful, and all around solid human being. Pullin’ for ya this year at Agoooosta National!!

    • Benny

      Feb 3, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      Well said Chuck. He is a great kid and takes his professionalism serious. Always has, friendly with everyone. Hangs around after tourneys to congratulate. Just a great humanbeing and could careless about his wins. Wish there was more like him. Thank you Ricky!

  16. Dudewantsanswers

    Feb 3, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    How come whenever there’s a new prototypeish club like this “cobra speedback iron” there’s never a picture of it?!?! Is it a 3 iron I’m guessing?

    • Rick

      Feb 3, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      Forged CB/MB GolfWorx have it wrong

      • Justin

        Feb 3, 2019 at 7:56 pm

        No it’s actually the new chunky F9 speedback iron.

    • Benny

      Feb 3, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      It has to be a 3 or 2 iron. He drove this iron 260-270 off the tee. I know he is long but that’s nuts to see a 4i go that long but these days who knows?!

  17. Silence_goodwill

    Feb 3, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Does anyone know if he was gaming the 43″ driver? Thanks again

  18. HKO

    Feb 3, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    so happy for this guy finally winning. 13 clubs? that’s bold, too.

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Whats in the Bag

Shane Lowry’s winning WITB: 2019 Open Championship

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Driver: Srixon Z 585 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70X (45.25″, tipped .75″, D3 swing weight)

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8X

Irons: Srixon Z U85 (2 [18 degrees], 3 [20 degrees bent to 21]), Srixon Z 585 (4 [23 degrees], 5 [26 degrees]), Srixon Z 785 (6-PW)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White TX Hybrid (2), KBS Tour 130X (3-PW)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 (50 [bent to 51, 35.75″, D5], 58 degrees [35.25″, D7.5)
Shafts: KBS Tour Wedge X

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Exo 2-Ball (Lowry’s putter has an all-black finish, and he switched into it earlier this year at the RBC; 34″)
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0 (custom shamrock)

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV Pure White

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (logo down)

Image c/o Srixon (obviously, Lowry does not have all wedges pictured in play)

Additional Shane Lowry WITB notes, via Johnny Wunder

2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, compared to Tommy Fleetwood, is on the other side of the spectrum in regards to brand loyalty. He is Cleveland/Srixon in 12 clubs including the ball with the only two exceptions being the TaylorMade M4 3-wood and his Odyssey Putter. In this case, that makes sense, those clubs seem to be a challenge to swap, especially the 3-wood, and Cleveland/Srixon isn’t really known for putters on the PGA Tour.

I got some interesting intel on his driver Switch from the TaylorMade M2 into the Srixon Z585.

According to Rodney McDonald, VP of Tour Operations for Cleveland/Srixon, Shane is a dedicated staff member that is always willing to get all Cleveland/Srixon in the bag.

On Lowry switching into the Z585 Driver McDonald had this to say

“The switch was very easy. Even though he had won early in the year with another driver, he was not driving it good at all. He is very loyal to our team and our products that he came to us to find a new driver. He instantly loved the look of the Z 585 and once we started testing the numbers were exactly what he was looking for. His main comment about the driver is how his misses are minimal and he can hit all the shots he wants to.”

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Tommy Fleetwood’s bag is as awesome as he is (Tommy Fleetwood WITB)

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I’m obsessed with this guy. If there was a movie about his life, Aaron Taylor Johnson would play him…can we make that happen?

His bag has taken over for my past obsession with Charles Howell III, David Toms, and Rocco Mediate. I’m drawn to players that tweak a bit, it keeps it fun for me on Getty Images at 3 a.m.

Much like a Bernhard Langer, there is no telling what OEM sticks will land in Fleetwood’s bag. It’s awesome and a sign of the non-contract “eat what you kill” mentality shared by some of the biggest names out there (BK and Patrick Reed to name a couple).

Tommy has messed around quite a bit in the past two years with his bag and the fun part is, he’s not afraid to shake it up.

Here is a partial list of clubs that were previously in the bag since ’17 leading up to his current setup

  • TaylorMade M3 driver (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X shaft)
  • Titleist 917 D2 driver (@ 8.5 degrees) (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X shaft)
  • Nike Vapor Fly 3-wood (13 degrees) (UST Mamiya VTS ProForce Red 7X shaft)
  • Nike Vapor Fly 5-wood (Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 80TX shaft)
  • Titleist 917 3-wood (14 degrees) (UST Mamiya VTS ProForce Red 7X shaft)
  • Titleist TS3 3-wood (12.75 degrees) (UST Mamiya ProForce Black 7X shaft)
  • Nike VR Pro Blades
  • Callaway MD4 wedges
  • Ping G410 3-wood (14 degrees) (UST Mamiya ProForce Black 7X shaft)
  • Ping G410 7-wood (18 degrees) (Mitsubishi Diamana BF 80T shaft)
  • Odyssey 2-Ball (plumbers neck)

His grips are also a fun one, he goes Blue Golf Pride TVC in his woods, Iomic Sticky in his irons, and black Golf Pride TVC in his wedges. God, I love this guy!

Tommy Fleetwood WITB @The Open

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (9 degrees @7.5)
*has lofted up a bit, his driver has been down to 6.5 I’ve heard.
Shaft: Mitsubishi DF 70X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees @14)
Shaft: Mitsubishi DF 70X (42.5 inches)
*was in a Ping G410 until the Scottish Open where he switched into the M6.

Irons: TaylorMade GAPR Lo (@18.75), Srixon Z785 (4-iron, 23 degrees), TaylorMade P7TW (5-9)
Shafts: GAPR: Project X 6.5 (39.5 inches), 4-iron: Project X 6.5 (38.5 inches), 5-9: Project X 6.5 (38 inches @ 5-iron, minus 1/2 inch from there) (26, 30, 34, 38, 42 degrees)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (47, 52, 55, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedge notes: 48.10F (bent to 47) Tour chrome finish
52.08F raw
56.10 (bent 55) raw
60.08 raw

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #3
Grip: Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0


Quick thought: I do see a specific trend when it comes to free agents, and it’s mildly telling. Keep in mind I understand that it’s not 100 percent, but the trends are there.

In woods and wedges specifically, TaylorMade seems to be a popular choice in the overall woods category for non-signed players and Vokey is hands down the wedge of choice. Makes sense in my opinion, I’m not a big “best company” guy, but I do understand the choice. Both companies make and have made extremely high-performing sticks for many years. Consistency in anything is a hard opponent to beat. When Nike bounced out of clubs Rory, BK, Casey, and a few others put Vokeys straight in, and a BK and Casey put TM woods in the bag. (Just an example for context)

Anyway, Tommy Fleetwood is four back going into the final round. I have a weird feeling if it blows he could be holding a trophy.

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Dylan Frittelli’s winning WITB: 2019 John Deere Classic

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Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana RF 70TX

5-wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80TX

Irons: Callaway X-Forged UT (3-iron), Callaway X-Forged ’18 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Prototype (3), Nippon Modus 3 105 (5-PW)

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52 degrees), Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 3 105 X

Putter: Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 2-Ball

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track

Grips: Golf Pride Z Grip

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