Mizuno bolsters its professional roster
Mizuno Continues Momentum, Locks In Game’s Top Talent
Norcross, Ga. (April 12, 2017) – Fueling its strong start in 2017, Mizuno is coming off a successful weekend at golf’s first major championship. Mizuno had nine players – including a pair of former champions – put their clubs in play last week in Augusta.
“We pride ourselves in making the best equipment in the world for dedicated athletes who push themselves to pursue better,” said Ryan Ellis, golf brand manager for Mizuno USA. “In this rapidly changing and opportunistic marketplace, we purposefully chose to expand our Tour presence with players that align to our brand values, in an effort to continue to drive our brand and business forward.”
Of those who have put Mizuno in play, five new golfers have agreed to become brand ambassadors. PGA TOUR players Jhonattan Vegas, Nick Watney and Lucas Glover join rising Web.com Tour stars Keith Mitchell and Seth Fair as the newest members of the Mizuno family. They join Luke Donald, Chris Wood, Adam Schenk and Stacey Lewis in giving Team Mizuno a formidable lineup.
Vegas, a native of Venezuela, has tallied five professional victories, including two on the PGA TOUR. Last year, he won the RBC Canadian Open to cement his status on the PGA TOUR for 2017, where he has compiled five Top 20 finishes this season.
Watney, a native of Sacramento, Calif., has 10 professional wins, including five on the PGA TOUR punctuated by the 2011 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. Since putting Mizuno in the bag, Watney has pieced together an impressive run. He’s compiled consecutive Top 15 finishes at the Honda Classic and Valspar Championship.
Glover, who earned All-American honors at Clemson University, is a four-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including the 2009 U.S. Open. A native of Greenville, S.C., Glover has fought his way back onto the PGA TOUR with a strong finish to close out 2016. He recently earned a Top Five finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to keep his solid play going.
Mitchell, a former All-American at the University of Georgia, has emerged as one of the top young players on tour. Through March 19, he ranks in the Top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list. Mitchell made his PGA TOUR debut at the Valspar Championship where he finished T11 with a six-under 278.
Fair, a native of Indianapolis, has recently transitioned to full-time play on the Web.com Tour. In 2016, he competed on the Latin America Tour, finishing in the Top 10 on the tour’s money list thanks to five Top 10 finishes and eight Top 25 finishes overall.
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About Mizuno USA:
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in greater Atlanta, Ga.