2015 THE PLAYERS Championship
May 10, 2015
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- For the week, Rickie Fowler totaled one eagle, 21 birdies, seven bogeys, and two double bogeys at TPC Sawgrass. (Jonathan Wall/PGA TOUR)
Rickie Fowler rolled in a five-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win THE PLAYERS Championship for his second PGA TOUR title.
Trailing by five shots with six holes to play, Fowler proceeded to go 6-under during the critical stretch, including an eagle-birdie-birdie finish, to secure a spot in the playoff.
Every club in the bag was important during the final round — especially Fowler's Scotty Cameron Prototype putter. Fowler used the putter to make a 14-footer on the 15th that started the improbable and ended with a must-make 17-foot birdie on the 18th hole.
After struggling with his putting over the first three rounds — he never ranked higher than 43rd in strokes gained putting — Fowler caught fire during the final round, making over 105 feet worth of putts while finishing the day ranked first in strokes gained putting (plus-3.992).
Fowler has been using the Scotty Cameron prototype since the 2014 Northern Trust Open. Struggling with his putting, Fowler started working with the tri-sole design that has been a part of the Cameron line since the late 90's and has been used by countless players over the years, including Tiger Woods.
The tri-sole allows the center section of the head to be soled at address, which promotes a smooth takeaway and follow through. The putter has been in Fowler's possession for years and has his name on the back bumper.
Here's a look at the rest of the equipment in Fowler's bag:
Driver: Cobra Fly Z+ (Matrix Prototype 70X shaft), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: Cobra Fly Z+ (Aldila Tour Blue 73X shaft), 14 degrees
5-wood: Cobra Bio Cell+ (Aldila Tour Blue 70x shaft) 18.5 degrees
Irons: Cobra Fly-Z Pro MB (4-9; KBS C-Taper 125 S+ shafts),
Wedges: Cobra Tour Trusty RF Grind (47-08, 51-08, 57-08 and 62-08 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X