An incredible season on tour for Mizuno irons culminated in a dominant showing at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland -including a St Andrews Old Course record 61.
Five of the top seven finishers had Mizuno irons in play during the event – with only Luke Donald sponsored. Mizuno’s other sponsored player Chris Wood withdrew from the Championship with a wrist injury on Thursday morning. The trend follows a recent Golf World survey of tour players which suggested that 36% would play Mizuno irons if there was no sponsorship money involved – far higher than any other manufacturer.
The staggering new course record of 61 at St Andrew’s was also recorded by one of the five, using a set of Mizuno JPX900 Tours. The same model used by this year’s US Open winner.
“After a few quieter years, Mizuno are right back as the hottest iron manufacturer on tour,” commented Alex Thorne, Mizuno Tour Operations Manager. “The obvious catalyst was a major manufacturer pulling out of the equipment market – but when you take money out of the equation, Mizuno tend to come out on top.”
“It’s a reward for sticking to Mizuno’s values over the years – revering the great craftsman like Turbo and maintaining our Grain Flow Forging expertise at Hiroshima. Years back people thought Mizuno was crazy for sticking with that traditional manufacturing method – now everyone wants forged irons again. Now though Mizuno stands totally alone as the expert in forging.”
Pictures courtesy of Golf Nation.