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Rickie Fowler makes dramatic iron change

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Rickie Fowler’s struggles on the course have been well documented in 2021, and the 32-year-old has now made a significant change with his irons as he looks to try and regain some form.

The Californian has been playing Cobra’s ‘Rickie Fowler’ Rev33 irons with a limited number of proto irons even coming to retail earlier this year.

RF Rev 33 irons

However, at this week’s Honda Classic during the opening round, Fowler was pictured playing a set of blacked-out Cobra CB irons.

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Fowler has lost strokes to the field for his approach play in each of his last four tournaments, and despite a solid round of even-par at PGA National on Thursday, he again lost a stroke to the field with his iron play.

Here’s what some of our members have been saying about the change of irons:

  • rnolan79: “I have the RF proto’s, and the hitting area is the same as Cobra’s last MB, which I played prior. I believe the sole is also the same so not sure why he would not have confidence in the new sticks. I loved the King forged MB’s. I felt even though they were small, they were easy to hit and get good results. Sole was perfect for my swing. The RF proto’s just have about the best shape I have seen in an iron. I think he is just really struggling with swing changes, and it can be easier to switch clubs and maybe feel like he has more room for error. Plus, his putting is not even close to what it once was.”
  • bladehunter: “Yep. I’ve held them. 100 % not smaller than blueprint or Miura small blade. Not at all “ unhittable “ he’s down a rabbit hole. Period. It’s not the irons.”
  • Cwebb: “I had doubts from the beginning that he would actually hit the zero offset blades better than something else. Regardless of how much he liked the look of them.”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. emncaity

    May 31, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Not necessarily a matter of being “unhittable.” It’s not all black or white. If you’re a pro, you have to look at it this way: Over four days, if you have even two or three shots out of 280 where a slightly more forgiving clup would mean a miss on the green or fringe 50 feet away instead of 10 feet shorter than that in a bunker or water, that’s enough to knock you out of contention or down another 10 spots in the money. You might be hitting all the other iron shots just fine, but it sticks in your head that you might be losing just those few, and that could be true.

  2. George Stevenson

    Apr 23, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Rickie is the new Justine Rose. Gets his name on a club then bails.

  3. Jerry

    Apr 7, 2021 at 4:45 am

    That’s why when they have no deal, ie Day and Koepka, they play Mizuno.

  4. Cody Reeder

    Mar 29, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Everything Ping is backordered for 6 months. They are currently a supply chain nightmare..

  5. Nikeboy

    Mar 25, 2021 at 8:47 am

    He needs to find some Nike VR Pro blades.

  6. Babbet

    Mar 22, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    No PXG. That spot is on reserve for Tiger’s historic comeback after losing his sponsors and making a big golf club change before winning 3 majors and skipping the British Open.

  7. Divot Diggler

    Mar 21, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Cobra has all the publicity they need with Bryson …….He should switch to PXG…..

  8. Bob

    Mar 21, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    This is how cobra loses fans! Tells everyone that Rickie is going to play the rf 33 model sells their inventory (which still has some for sale) and then Rickie switches. This should be a reminder that never buy Bc a a pro plays it. Get fit. Or buy cheap.

  9. Steve

    Mar 20, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Yep, can’t swing, hit ping!

  10. Delbert

    Mar 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    RF should change to Ping so he can win.

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