Has Mizuno’s glory come back finally?

By: May 20, 2019

Brooks Koepka’s victory at the 2019 US PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, New York is really remarkable. The Mizuno tour player is the first golfer to successfully defend the title for 12 years.

Koepka hit 73.61% of Greens in Regulation (GIR) throughout the week, on a course renowned to be one of the most challenging on the major roster.

An exceptional 83.33% GIR in a second-round 65 propelled him to the record books by post the lowest 36-hole score in major history.

The Mizuno JPX919 Tour – played by the 2019 U.S. PGA Champion (recently switched to it) – forms part of the Mizuno JPX919 Series and are the second iteration of the Mizuno JPX Tour series.

Chris Voshall (brand manager, Mizuno) said that their intention was during the development of the Mizuno JPX919 irons to attract younger, aggressive, and more athletic players.

Meanwhile, we should not forget Keith Mitchell a Mizuno team member who won the 2019 Honda Classic.

Brooks Koepka’s (a former Nike staffer) other relatively recent victory was The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges in 2018.

Although I see Luke Donald as the brand ambassador of Mizuno, he could not win in 2018 and in the first five months of 2019. He has not won on the PGA Tour since 2012.

Mizuno JPX919 tour iron development process

So, I hope that Brooks Koepka and Keith Mitchell will be able to restore the glory of Mizuno.