Rickie Fowler joins TaylorMade in multi-year golf ball deal

Rickie Fowler to play new TaylorMade TP5x golf ball on PGA Tour.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2019
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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.

"A lot of the best players in the world are playing pretty damned well with them," said Fowler, who previously played with Titleist golf balls. "It's no joke."
 
He added: “It’s been fun to see what the ball can do. Extra yardage on irons, more spin around the green. One less club for me into many holes is a pretty big advantage, too. What more do you want?"
 
After extensive testing in the off-season, Fowler decided that the best performing golf ball for his play is the new TP5x.
 
As an homage to his roots in motocross, Fowler will play the number 15 on his ball.
 

NEW: TAYLORMADE TP5 AND TP5X GOLF BALLS 2019

 
TaylorMade introduced the 2019 TP5 and TP5x golf balls earlier this month, following the resounding global success of their predecessors on worldwide tours. With Fowler, 6 of the top 12 players in the Official World Golf Rankings have now put either the ‘19 TP5 or TP5x in play, further validating its world class performance.
 
The 2019 models feature a new Speed Layer System with High-Flex Material (HFM), the fastest material the company has ever used in a golf ball.
 
In addition to the golf ball, Fowler will also wear TaylorMade’s premium glove offering – the Tour Preferred Glove, the glove of choice for TaylorMade Tour players constructed from premium materials for optimal comfort, fit and feel.
 

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.

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