Jhonattan Vegas added an astonishing 2nd win on the same day for Mizuno irons at the RBC Canadian Open. The win followed another Mizuno iron victory earlier in the day (by a non contracted player) on the European Tour in Germany at the Porsche European Open.
‘Mizuno Sunday’ caps an landmark season for Mizuno irons after a resurgence on both the PGA and European Tours. This year’s US Open winner also took his title with a set of Mizuno irons.
Jhonattan made a late switch back to an older set of Mizuno irons (MP-4’s) just prior to the win, having played the newer MP-18s at The Open Championship. “Jhonnatan’s caddy told us that he was turning the odd shot over with his MP-18s as he’d initially requested to have them set up a little more upright. The MP-4’s are a degree flatter and that was the small difference he needed on Sunday. I’d imagine we’ll be seeing him very soon to match his MP-18s to the same set up.” Alex Thorne, Tour Operations Manager.
Mizuno’s winner at the Porsche European Open did play the MP-18s and was the first player on either side of the Atlantic to register a win with the newer model. The MP-18 irons will be available to the public from September.
Another Mizuno iron win for Mi Hyang Lee at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open made it a treble. Mi Hyang Lee of Korea posted the low round of the day on both Saturday and Sunday with rounds of 68 – 66 to win by one at six-under par. Lee’s Mizuno irons hadn’t arrived in Scotland until Wednesday, so had only played the course prior to the win with a rental set.