Rickie Fowler rode out a potentially disastrous final round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in adverse weather conditions to capture his fifth PGA Tour title and his first since the 2017 Honda Classic.
Fowler saw his lead reach as many as five strokes over the field on the back nine on Sunday only to see it disappear. However, a gutsy closing stretch that included a pair of birdies and a few up-and-downs earned him the two-stroke victory.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 4, 2019
Fowler recently made two important switches in equipment, both to his driver and his golf ball.
What’s In The Bag
Driver: Cobra King F9 Speedback (9°; Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 7X shaft)
3-Wood: Cobra King F8+ (14.5°; Aldila Synergy 75TX shaft)
Driving Iron: Cobra King F9 Speedback (4-iron; Graphite Design Tour AD shaft)
Irons: Cobra King Forged MB (4-PW; KBS Tour C-Taper 125S+ shaft)
Wedges: Cobra King V-Grind (52°, 56°, 60°; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Most Valuable Club: Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport 2 GSS Putter
While Rickie’s new driver had him third in the field in strokes gained: off the tee, it was his trusty Scotty Cameron putter that proved to be the difference around TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course. Fowler picked up more than 9.5 strokes on the field on the greens, including more than a third of that total during the final round.
[Club info via PGATour.com]