Rickie Fowler is one of the brightest stars on the PGA Tour, coming in at No. 9 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
The 28-year-old has four career PGA Tour wins, but his looking for his first major title. He’s got top five finishes in all four majors, including a tie for second at the 2014 U.S. Open. This week’s U.S. Open, the 117th edition, is at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin. And Fowler is off to a hot start. His 7-under 65 after Thursday’s first round had him alone at the top of the leaderboard. Fowler began Saturday’s third round at 6-under par, a stroke behind the leaders.
Fowler stands out on the course, usually dressed in bright colors. He’s normally seen sporting a stylish Puma shirt and a Cobra hat, as they’re two of his sponsors. In fact, is arguably the most popular player on the Tour to use Cobra clubs. He uses Cobra drivers, woods, utilities (when he carries them in the bag), irons, and wedges. Fowler uses a Scotty Cameron (Titleist) putter and Titleist golf balls.
And how about Fowler’s golf bag for the week? He probably made a few new fans in Wisconsin when he debuted his Cobra bag featuring a yellow and green color-scheme reminiscent of the Green Bay Packers uniforms.
Rickie Fowler’s Driver
For a driver, Fowler uses the Cobra King F7+ set at an 8.5 degree loft. The shaft is an Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70X, 43.5 inches.
This club is obviously custom-designed to Fowler’s swing, so getting your hands on the exact one is probably a difficult task. But the Cobra King F7 and F7+ standard drivers are widely available.
The driver features a Textreme Carbon Fiber Crown, which gives more weight lower and deeper into the club head resulting in maximum distance and forgiveness. The Cobra King F7 model is basically three drivers in one. There are CG settings in the front, back, and heel so you can get three different ball flights which can be changed depending on your swing.
Rickie Fowler’s 3-Wood
Fowler uses a Cobra Fly-Z+ with an Aldila Tour Blue 75TX shaft. The wood comes in 3-4W or 5-7W with Fowler using the 3-4w set at 13 degrees.
The loft can be set at five different degrees — 13, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5, or 16 degrees. Thanks to a large sweet spot, you’ll get excellent distance, accuracy and forgiveness, something we all can use on the course. Even sometimes a player of Fowler’s caliber. The club also comes with two interchangeable weights (12 grams and 2 grams), so you can change your center of gravity positions depending on your swing style or desired trajectory.
Rickie Fowler’s Irons
Cobra King Forged Cavity Back (CB) (2 iron) and Cobra King Forged Muscle Back (MB) (4 iron through pitching wedge). The shafts, which are half an inch shorter than the standard length, are KBS C-Taper 125 S+.
Finding Fowler’s exact irons is nearly impossible, unless you visit a custom club maker. But Cobra does make a standard set of Forged MB Iron Set 5-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue clubs, which provide a soft, yet solid feel on every shot. This particular set comes with a 5-iron through pitching wedge in a sleek design.
Rickie Fowler’s Wedges
Fowler uses Cobra King V-Grind Wedges in 50, 55 and 59 degree. The shafts are True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400.
Again, those wedges are almost certainly custom-made, but Cobra’s King Satin V wedges are some of the more popular ones the company has. Available in six different degrees — 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 — the clubs feature precision grooves to help with spin, a necessity in the short game. The variable face roughness helps you get optimum control around the green.
Rickie Fowler’s Putter
Fowler uses a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Prototype by Titleist.
The blade-style putter has heel-to-toe weighting which provides excellent balance and forgiveness. And expect a soft, yet solid feel on contact thanks to the steel-face inlay. The sleek design also has enhanced alignment options, including milled-flange sight lines.
Rickie Fowler’s Golf Balls
Fowler, like many PGA Tour pros, uses Titleist Pro V1 golf balls. For over a decade, the Pro V1s have been arguably the most popular and highest-rated golf ball among pros and the casual player.
The Pro V1 is designed to give you more spin for more control in your short game. But you’re also going to get maximum distance thanks to the next generation core and soft urethane elastomer cover.