Keith Mitchell Notches First
Win of 2019
Early Season Highlight Put Mizuno Clubs in Spotlight
The 2019 Honda Classic proved to be an early season highlight for Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, with Keith Mitchell winning his first PGA TOUR event at the 2019 Honda Classic with Mizuno’s MP-18 irons and newly-released ST190 driver in his bag.
Closing with an impressive 67 under intense pressure, Mitchell won by one shot at (-9), closing with a birdie at the 18th. Mitchell’s driving was the base for his aggressive play – averaging an impressive 314 yards and hitting 71.43% of the fairways.
“This was a big win for the underdog on more than one level. It’s one thing to sign an established world #1 to get your equipment wins – but a lot more satisfying to work with an emerging player, like Keith Mitchell, for their first win,” said Chris Voshall, Product Marketing Manager, Mizuno USA. “Keith was open minded enough to put the Mizuno ST190 driver in play last October, the week it hit the USGA conforming list – so only right that he was the first to win with it too. We are incredibly proud and excited for Keith in securing his first TOUR win.”
The event was an early season landmark for Mizuno with 15 sets of its irons starting on day 1 with only 5 contracted players. Lucas Glover, Adam Schenk, Jhonattan Vegas, and Chris Kirk were Mizuno’s other official representatives. Mitchell, Glover, and Kirk also demonstrated Mizuno’s commitment to its new metalwoods – all teeing up ST190 drivers. Of the 15 starting iron sets, four held a share of the lead on the final day – with all four finishing within the top six positions.
Mizuno’s in Keith Mitchell’s Bag
- ST190 Driver, 9.5 degree, Project X HZRDUS T1100X shaft
- MP-18, 4-PW, Dynamic Golf X100 shaft
Hear what lead Mitchell to his decision to switch to the ST190 driver earlier this year.
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