TaylorMade has finally broken silence of its major news story by revealing Rickie Fowler has signed a multi-year contract to play TaylorMade's flagship TP5x golf ball.
The announcement comes after Fowler first reached out to the company in the fall of 2018 with an interest in exploring TaylorMade’s premier Tour golf balls, the TP5 & TP5x.
With the switch, it marks the first time in both Rickie’s amateur and professional career he’s played a new ball brand in competition.
The signing is a decisive move by the company that reaffirms its global commitment to putting the highest performing golf ball on Tour in the hands of the most dominant players in the world.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Rickie to the TaylorMade family," said TaylorMade's CEO, David Abeles.
"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."
With the switch, Fowler joins fellow TaylorMade Tour staffers Dustin Johnson (TP5x), Jon Rahm (TP5x), Rory McIlroy (TP5) and Jason Day (TP5x), each of whom has already made the switch into the new 2019 golf balls at Kapalua.
The all new TP5 & TP5x golf balls will hit retail shelves around the world on February 15.