Former World Number One to Play Mizuno On 2022 LPGA Tour and Mentor Emerging Talent
Mizuno is delighted to confirm that two-time Major champion and former World Number One Stacy Lewis has rejoined Mizuno and will be playing Mizuno equipment on the 2022 LPGA Tour.
As well as playing Mizuno equipment, including the new ST-X 220 Driver and JPX921 Forged irons, Lewis will also become a mentor to Mizuno’s younger talent.
“I’m back!” said Lewis. “So excited to be joining Team Mizuno again and going back to where it all began,” she said. “Putting the irons back in the bag felt so comfortable, and the new driver is amazing. Mizuno is like family, and I’m excited about our future together.”
Lewis rose to World Number One and stayed there for 26 weeks while using Mizuno equipment. She also used Mizuno equipment to win two Major championships – the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the 2013 Women’s British Open. Lewis departed from Mizuno in 2018, becoming a mother in October of that year.
Lewis and Mizuno reconnected late in 2021, with the American star seeing the brand establish a partnership with the LPGA. Mizuno started a presence at multiple LPGA events in 2021 with the equipment truck traveling to LPGA tour events – to highlight its gender-neutral Swing DNA club fitting process.
Lewis is a 13-time LPGA Tour winner and two-time recipient of the LPGA Rolex Player of the Year – 2012 and 2014. She is a two-time Major winner and was ranked World Number One for 26 weeks in 2013 and 2014. She has represented Team USA four times in the Solheim Cup and has been on the winning side in three of those contests.
In addition to playing Mizuno equipment, Lewis will play a key role in Mizuno’s quest to refocus its tour strategy around young, developing talent. In Europe Mizuno is now an official supporter of the Clutch Pro Tour for a second season and in the USA, the brand has added a player development rep, become an official partner of the American Junior Golf Association and a presenting sponsor of the Southeastern Junior Golf tour. Mizuno has also announced the signing of Walker Cup star Joe Long – the first of many young talents the brand plans to sign to form its next stable of Major talent.
“Mizuno has been around for over 100 years by making long term plans,” said Jeremy Galbreth, Director of Golf at Mizuno USA. “We will find our next major talent the right way – by finding and developing talent from within. It takes a little longer, but the satisfaction and rewards are that much greater. Stacy already acts as a mentor to so many young female players so will become an important part of that plan.”
Stacy has been playing Mizuno equipment since the start of 2022 and it’s been a promising start to the season; with a top-20 finish in the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, a top-10 in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio and a Tied-4th finish at last week’s LPGA Drive On Championship.
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