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US players assemble in Japan for Mizuno ST200 driver testing

Mizuno was delighted to welcome its US PGA Tour staff to Japan in October for the ZOZO Championship – the first Japan based tournament to be co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour.

ZOZO Championship / PGA co sanctioned in Japan

Honda Classic winner Keith Mitchell, Lucas Glover, Adam Schenk and Jhonattan Vegas all made the trip to Japan – accompanied by Mizuno’s US PGA Tour manager (and noted former player) Jeff Cook.  The tournament held in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture boasted the largest purse of any tournament held in Japan.  With $9.75 million dollars available to the field – which in turn attracted more than 80,000 visitors keen to watch the world’s best golfers assemble.

Mizuno ST200 Driver Testing

The tournament gave Mizuno’s Japan based R&D team a rare opportunity to complete further ST200 driver testing with its US contracted players.  As a result of testing, Mizuno fast tracked its upcoming metalwoods onto the USGA confirming lists.  The listings include Mizuno ST200, Mizuno ST200G and Mizuno ST200X drivers.

The ZOZO Championship proved to be a really valuable event for Mizuno – with all our key people at one place at one time.  Mizuno is the one Japanese club manufacturer that’s completely relevant in the west – so it’s the one time we get to have home advantage.

Jeff Cook, PGA Tour Manager Mizuno USA.

External Links to Mizuno ST200

  • View USGA images of Mizuno ST200, Mizuno ST200G and ST200X at GolfWRX.
  • Discuss new Mizuno ST200 drivers on the Mizuno Forum.

Lucas Glover’s JPX919 Tour irons

Lucas Glover Tour bag

Keith Mitchell – winner of the 2019 Honda Classic with ST190 driver

Mizuno US PGA Tour manager captured by Japan’s golfing media.

US Tour Manager Jeff Cook taking pics with the Japanese golfing press.

Jeff Cook and Jhonattan Vegas in the Mizuno Japan Tour van

The Mizuno Japan Tour Van

Baseball fan Vegas with a handcrafted Yoro bat.

Vegas MP-4 irons and new MP-20 HMB.

Adam Schenk looking over Mizuno ST200 prototype drivers.

Schenk warming up om the range for driver testing.

Schenk with MP-18 SC irons in play.

Out come the prototype drivers for testing.

Quick driver tweaks – not far off.

Like the driver at address Adam?

Mizuno ST200 driver samples for our US players.

New MP-20 irons in Keith Mitchell’s bag.

Mitchell on the range – warming up for driver.