Justin Rose revealed he had a last-minute equipment change before teeing it up at Pebble Beach.
The Englishman reportedly approached a Cobra rep on the range having heard good things about the company's new irons.
He eventually put together a set. Rose opted for the King Tour model for the 4-iron, King CB for the 5 and 6-irons and King MB for the 7-iron through pitching wedge.
It paid off for Rose, 42, as he captured his 11th PGA Tour win to put an end to a winless streak lasting more than four years.
His victory meant he qualified for the 2023 Masters and put him back in the picture to qualify for the Ryder Cup in September.
After collecting a cheque for $1.6m, Rose explained some of the equipment struggles he has been having.
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Rose memorably left TaylorMade in 2018. He joined luxury Japanese equipment brand Honma in 2019, signing a multi-year deal.
On his second start using Honma equipment, Rose won the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
But things went south and Rose, by his own admission, struggled. It became a battle of mind versus equipment.
Speaking about his equipment struggles after winning at Pebble Beach, Rose said:
"If I look back at that whole period of time a lot of it was -- the reason I left TaylorMade was that they weren't prepared to do a 14-club deal, from memory.
"And I really wanted to use the Axis 1 putter which I still continue to use to this day. And I think statistically my putting in the last three, four years has been the strongest part of my game.
"And it's been improved since the previous decade. So that was my main reason for going in a different direction."
Rose said he was upset it never worked out with Honma.
"So that kind of left me with looking around at an option.
"Honma I'm disappointed it didn't work out better because I actually feel like they make good stuff. I felt like maybe I fell afoul to the fitting process and just having someone to really help me through the change and the transition.
"But I won with their stuff, so I mean definite testament to the fact that it was decent. I think I started going a little off the boil with my game as well.
"Then at that point is the challenge. Like, is it the equipment? Is it the game? And that's where I wasn't quite able to put a line in the sand quick enough if I'm honest with myself.
"But I haven't been that comfortable with my equipment for the last two, three years. Having choice is also quite tricky. Too much choice.
"So, yeah, I feel like the real key is having -- there's so much good equipment, it's almost having someone that really knows your game and helps you with the fitting process. I think that's probably the most important part of it all."
Rose decided to put the Callaway Paradym driver into play at Pebble Beach, along with TaylorMade M6 fairway woods.
He also used Cobra KING Tour irons.
Take a look at his full bag below:
Justin Rose, WITB February 2023:
Driver: Callaway Paradym (8.5 degrees; Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M6 (15 and 18 degrees; Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX)
Irons: Cobra KING Tour (4-PW; Project X)
Wedges: Titliest Vokey Design SM9 (52 and 56 degrees), TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe (60 degrees; KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135 X)
Putter: Axis 1 Rose
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
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