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Free agent no longer: Jason Dufner signs equipment deal with Cobra Golf

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Jason Duffner at the CObra/Puma Golf Speedzone media release day at Drive Shack in West Palm Beach, Florida USA on 05 November 2019.

Jason Duffner at the CObra/Puma Golf Speedzone media release day at Drive Shack in West Palm Beach, Florida USA on 05 November 2019.

    Five-time PGA TOUR winner Jason Dufner, who has been an equipment free agent since 2018, has signed a multi-year partnership with Cobra ahead of the 2019 Mayakoba Golf Classic.

    For those who keep up with equipment, this news may not come as a shock. Dufner played a Cobra King F9 Speedback driver throughout much of 2019, and he also switched into a mixed set of Cobra King irons and King wedges later in the year.

    Now that it’s official, Dufner joins fellow PGA TOUR pros Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau on Cobra’s staff.

    “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Cobra team,” Dufner said in a press release. “The success of Rickie and Bryson over the past few years with Cobra equipment certainly piqued my interest in the brand. When I tested their products, I was impressed by the improvement in my numbers across the board and by the look and feel of their equipment. I had been testing a variety of products over the past year, and Cobra has proven to be the best for me.”

    Dufner, winner of the 2013 PGA Championship, has garnered a huge fan following due to his sense of humor and happy-go-lucky attitude, and his entertaining social media posts. Also, as PGATOUR.COM learned in a recent Q&A, Dufner is very in-tune with his equipment.

    It seems that Cobra has recognized those qualities, as well.

    “At Cobra, our goal is to align with the best athletes and ambassadors who are not only talented golfers but are also engaging and authentic on and off the course,” said Dan Ladd, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Cobra Puma Golf, in a press release. “To that end, we are excited to officially announce Jason Dufner as the newest member of our team. In addition to his unique personality, Dufner is known for his impressive ball-striking ability, as well as being one of the most sophisticated, technically-savvy pros out there when it comes to choosing what’s in his bag, and we’re honored that someone as discerning as he is, has chosen our equipment as he looks towards the next stage of an already impressive career.”

    Here are the Cobra clubs in Dufner’s bag, according to the company, as he’s set to make his first start as a Cobra staffer in Mexico:

    Driver: Cobra King F9 Speedback (10.5 degrees)
    Shaft: LA Golf OLYSS 6X

    Driving Iron: Cobra King (4-iron)
    Shaft: LA Golf Rev A prototype

    Irons: Cobra King Forged CB (5-PW)
    Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue AMT S400

    Wedges: Cobra King V-Grind (52, 56 and 62 degrees)
    Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

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