Third major win in 15 months by ‘free agent’ with Mizuno irons


Mizuno’s JPX900 Tour irons were taken for the ride of their life on Sunday, August 12th – played to a 2nd major win of 2018 at the PGA Championship.  By the same player who secured back to back US Open wins in 2018 – now with 3 major championships over 15 months of incredible golf.


Brooks Koepka


Like many recent major winners, the player in question is a free agent when it comes to equipment. This makes their decision to stick with a set of JPX900 Tour irons even more compelling for Mizuno.


“It’s such a privilege and honor to have our irons being played by major champions,” Testu Kanayama, Director of R&D at Mizuno.  “The trend to elite players becoming ‘free agents’ has given Mizuno equipment a platform back at the very top level of the game.  When players choose irons based on quality and performance, Mizuno always has a much better chance of success.”



In the more humble settings of Europe’s Challenge Tour, Finland’s Kim Koivu (-21), won on home soil after birdieing the first playoff hole to claim the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge title.  With the win, his second of the season after taking the Belt & Road Colorful Yunnan Open, the 27-year-old moves to the fourth position on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah and makes serious headway towards earning his European Tour card for 2019.

“Two wins on the same day for our equipment at nearly opposite ends of the tour is a very good indication of where Mizuno stands within the professional game,” Alex Thorne, Tour Operations Manager at Mizuno. “We have a really healthy blend of elite level equipment validation and emerging talent to stand us in good stead for the long term.”

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Published: August 2018