PGA Tour

Fowler explains switch to TaylorMade golf balls

2019-01-22 12:50
Rickie Fowler (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Rickie Fowler has signed a deal with TaylorMade that will see him start to use their TP5x ball at this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

It's the first time the 30-year-old has used a new brand of ball in his entire golfing career.

TaylorMade confirmed on Monday that Fowler had signed a deal to use the company's golf balls and gloves. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Rickie to the TaylorMade family," said David Abeles, TaylorMade's CEO.

"He is one of the great athletes in the game today and even more so, an incredible representative of our sport. Rickie’s decision to come to TaylorMade and play our TP5x golf ball further reinforces our belief that if you make the best performing products, the best in the world will choose to play them."

Fowler will use No 15 balls, a reference to the number he had on his motocross bike while growing up in Southern California.

"It's been fun to see what the ball can do," said Fowler, who played with Titleist his entire amateur and professional career. "Extra yardage on irons, more spin around the green. One less club for me into many holes is a pretty big advantage, too. What more do you want?"

Other top players to use TaylorMade's golf balls include Justin Rose (TP5x), Dustin Johnson (TP5x), Jon Rahm (TP5x), Rory McIlroy (TP5) and Jason Day (TP5x) - six of the world's top 12.

For the rest of us, the 2019 TP5 and TP5x balls should go on sale from February 15.

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