Tricky Rickie: TaylorMade’s TP5 pix golf balls feature Fowler-designed flair

TaylorMade's TP5 Pix golf ball.


Rickie Fowler has been moonlighting as a product designer since he signed a golf ball deal with TaylorMade last year.


From the moment the ink dried on his contract, the 31-year-old began the process of helping reimagine the company’s TP5 Pix design. The updated 2020 TP5 Pix now in Rickie’s bag (there’s a TP5x version as well) offers some new bells and whistles that’ll appeal to golfers of all stripes, including a Clear Path alignment that combines a new side stamp with multicolor, high-contrast graphics — triangular in shape — to create a more consistent, visible line for feedback before the stroke.

Fowler plans to debut TaylorMade's pix golf ball at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
FIRST LOOK: TaylorMade’s 2020 pix golf balls, co-developed by Rickie Fowler
By: Andrew Tursky

Once the ball comes off the putter face, the orange and black graphics — a color nod to Fowler’s alma mater, Oklahoma State — provide you with a better idea of how well the ball was struck and the constancy of the roll.

Plus, they just look cool, which counts for a lot nowadays. You can thank Rickie for the fresh take on a design that’s taking the industry by storm.


Jonathan Wall Editor

Jonathan Wall is GOLF Magazine and’s Managing Editor for Equipment. Prior to joining the staff at the end of 2018, he spent 6 years covering equipment for the PGA Tour.