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Posted: October 23, 2009
Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler capitalized on his sponsor's exemption into last week's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by finishing tied for seventh after shooting four rounds in the 60s at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. That top ten finish earned him a spot into this week's Frys.com Open at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he is again in the hunt after rounds of 5-under 65 and 6-under 64 have given him a share of the 36-hole lead. Another top ten finish this week will allow him to continue competing on the PGA Tour at next week's Viking Classic, and the high finishes and subsequent prize money have Rickie on a potential path straight to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament finals.
With PGA Tour special temporary member status, if Rickie's official earnings for the season are equal to or greater than the 150th place finisher on the Official PGA Tour Money List, he will be exempt into the final stage of qualifying from December 2-7 at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Otherwise, he'll be competing in first stage qualifying starting next week at Lantana Golf Club in Texas.
We caught up with Rickie this week as he prepared to compete in the Frys.com Open and got a close-up look at what's in his bag. As you can see from the images in the photo gallery, Rickie's bleeds OSU orange in tribute to his former college golf team. That's what we call custom paint!
Here are the specifics on Rickie's Titleist equipment:
909D2 (7.5°) - Mitsubishi Diamana White 73X
585.H (17°) - UST Mamiya Proforce V2 Hybrid 104X
MB (4-9) - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (standard length, lie angle 1° upright, 4-iron loft 2° strong, 5-iron loft 1° strong, other lofts standard)
Vokey Design 248-06 (bent to 47°) - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (standard length, lie angle 1° upright)
Vokey Design 254-10 (bent to 53°) - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (standard length, lie angle 1° upright)
Vokey Design Spin Milled 60-L (bent to 59°) - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (standard length, lie angle 1° upright)
Scotty Cameron Circle-T Prototype
Golf Pride Tour Velvet cord - 1+1, logo underneath
Rickie Fowler lines up his tee shot on the ninth hole during round one of the Frys.com Open.
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Rickie has his grips plus one minus one, what does that mean? Is his driver tipped any?
wrote on October 31, 2009
The "1+1" refers to the layers of tape used when installing the grips. Rickie has 1 extra wrap of build tape in addition to the layer of two-sided tape needed to secure the grip. His driver is tipped 1".
wrote on November 2, 2009