Long term Mizuno player Taichi Teshima won the opening tournament on Japan’s senior tour – the Senior Okinawa Open Golf Tournament, held at Kise Country Club in Okinawa Prefecture. The win is the first known worldwide for Mizuno’s new RB Tour X golf ball. The ball features a new C-Dimple layout to reduce drag through the air and encourage a more penetrating flight. The ‘x’ ball is the firmer of Mizuno’s new balls – faster from the face, with a little more spin on full shots than the lower compression RB Tour. Teshima had previously played Mizuno’s MP-x ball, winning the Mizuno Open in 2015 and qualifying for the Open Championship at St Andrews.
On Ladies Tour, Jiyai Shin won the ‘Studio Alice Women’s Open’ playing Mizuno’s MP-18 MMC irons won with a total of 9 under – her 20th victory on the Japan Tour. In Korea, Mizuno contracted player Cho Jeongmin won K-LPGA CELLTRION QUEENS MASTERS – playing JPX919 Tour #4-PW. In second position at the same event Lee Seung Hyun played JPX900 Forged #5-PW.