The shift back to Mizuno irons on tour was highlighted on Sunday 11th March with an incredible pair of wins – by players using the irons purely through choice. First came a win for a mixed set of MP-25 and MP-5’s at a very high profile Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour. Later the same day on the Champions Tour, the Toshiba Classic was won with a set of MP-4 blades. The wins comes just a fortnight after Eddie Pepperell won his first European Tour event with a set of Mizuno JPX900 Tour irons – fending off another Mizuno iron player Oliver Fisher into 2nd.
Equipment specialist sites like Golf Nation and Golf WRX openly publish winners specs.
Mizuno irons on tour have become increasingly noticeable in more professional bags over the last season – as more elite players have turned their backs on sponsorship deals and opted for sets mixed from more than one manufacturer. In 2017 the trend was highlighted with a win at the US Open from a player with a mixed bag – including a set of JPX900 Tour irons.
“Mizuno irons have a history of being in the bags of the world’s top players – in their early days coming through the ranks, or between contracts. This new chapter of elite players rejecting lucrative sponsorship deals to play equipment they’re most comfortable with – it’s really encouraging. It’s ultimately better for the players – as you can see in the results. That alone should be enough for the ‘mixed bag’ to be a permanent fixture at the elite end on tour.” Alex Thorne, European Tour Operations Manager.
It is about time Mizuno starts getting the recognition they deserve, my first set were MP 32’s used these awesome ???? clubs from 2003 – 2016 when I got my MP 25-s. Maintain a 5 hdcp and could never imagine any other club in my bag period!
Mizuno irons have been in the bag almost 3 years The best iron i have every played. Love the look, feel and the way the perform. Next i plan on trying your new driver this year. Time for an upgade.
Congrats Mizuno, you have been making the best irons in golf for quite some time. Nice to see your adding young good talent to your Staff. MP14 OG.
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