TRIPLE SUCCESS FOR MIZUNO IRONS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC
Mizuno, the Japanese equipment manufacturer long renowned for its beautiful, industry-leading forged irons, is celebrating once more in 2017 after its irons were used to claim victories on three of the world’s major tours just hours apart on Sunday 30th July.
Founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1906, Mizuno has long held an enviable industry- and tour-wide reputation for crafting the very finest forged ‘players’ irons’ in the game at its exclusive facility in Hiroshima Japan, offering golfers the ultimate blend of looks, feel and workability.
The brand has been enjoying a resurgent season out on the world’s tours, with a recent highlight coming in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, where the champion relied on Mizuno JPX900 Tour irons to top the Greens in Regulation stats, hitting 62 out of 72 greens for an impressive 86.11% strike rate.
Now, a little over a month later, Mizuno is celebrating once more as golfers on both sides of the Atlantic recorded three impressive victories playing the brand’s irons just hours apart on 30th July – ‘Mizuno Sunday’.
The first victory came in a thrilling play-off for the Porsche European Open in Germany, where the champion recorded his maiden European Tour win in just his 25th main tour start playing the brand’s soon-to-be-released MP-18 irons. He became the first player on either side of the Atlantic to register a win with the MP-18s.
The second victory came later that afternoon when Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee used Mizuno irons to come from nine strokes back heading into the weekend to claim the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open, co-sanctioned by the Ladies’ European Tour and the LPGA for the first time. The Korean posted the low round of the day on both Saturday and Sunday to win by one at six-under par.
The final victory on ‘Mizuno Sunday’ came later that evening when Jhonattan Vegas used his Mizuno MP-4 irons to successfully defend his RBC Canadian Open title in a play-off and claim his third career PGA Tour victory.
‘Mizuno Sunday’ caps a landmark season for Mizuno irons following a significant resurgence on both the PGA and European Tours. The team at the popular GolfWRX.com website had previously alluded to Mizuno’s growing popularity on tour in 2017 in an article singling out Mizuno as the most played iron brand by players without equipment contracts.
Grain Flow Forging its iron heads at its exclusive Hiroshima plant for 49 years, Mizuno has become recognised the world over as the clear leader in forged golf clubs. The new MP-18 iron models are set to enhance that reputation yet further when they arrive at retail in September 2017.