New 'Donald' iron helps Luke to Ryder Cup victory
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Luke Donald led the way for Europe’s incredible Ryder Cup comeback in Medinah, beating US talisman Bubba Watson 2&1 in the first singles match.
After trailing 10-6 overnight the European team needed the early matches to go in their favour to have any hope of pulling off an upset on foreign soil. Donald’s dominant win against Watson made sure the first points went Europe’s way. The win means Donald has now been on the winning European team in each of his 3 Ryder Cup contests.
The win was Donald’s first of note with his new MP-64 irons, recently added to the bag. The irons, made from Japanese steel and forged at Mizuno’s exclusive facility in Hiroshima were designed with Donald’s input over a 2 year period.
Andy Kikidas, Mizuno Tour Operations Manager for Europe was delighted, “The MP-64’s were known as the ‘Luke Donald iron’ during development. Luke’s built up a very good knowledge of what he likes over the years and gave us an enormous amount of feedback on sound, feel, trajectory and turf interaction. He’s incredibly precise.
“Luke settled into the MP-64’s very quickly – as soon as the first set was ready, they went straight in the bag. It's nice to think they've already played a part in his success at Medinah.”