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Rickie Fowler's new club will be in the bag for the Masters

March 28, 2016

Rickie Fowler has had the Masters on his mind for some time now. In fact, Fowler put a club in play at the Farmers Insurance Open in January that he had built specifically with the Augusta National, specifically the par-5 15th, in mind. The club is a Cobra Baffler prototype 5-wood, a weapon that came about after coach Butch Harmon suggested Fowler use a fairway wood with more weight on the bottom of the club in an effort to get a little more height on his shots. Fowler then asked Cobra to make him a club with rails on the bottom, not unlike the original Cobra Baffler of years gone by.

Cobra’s PGA Tour rep, Ben Schomin, created a test club for Fowler by welding “rails” to the bottom of Fowler’s existing Bio Cell+ 5-wood. Fowler tested the “Frankenstein” club (as it was deemed internally) and liked the result, leading Cobra to produce the Cobra King F6 Baffler 4/5 fairway wood. As with the original Baffler, the F6 Baffler incorporates rails on the sole to enhance turf interaction as well as place weight low. Two weights on the sole, a 3-gram weight and a 15-gram weight, can be placed with the heavier weight either back or front to alter trajectory. The club ($239) has an adjustable hosel allowing for eight settings from 16 to 19 degrees with three draw settings.