The Open: Day 1 at St Andrews
Limited edition Mizuno Pro 221 irons unveiled
On day 1 of the 150th Open Championship, Mizuno unveiled a limited edition Mizuno Pro 221 muscleback, in a stunning blue IP finish. The irons, of which 1,221 sets will be available from Autumn 2022 boast a smoky blue plating, an exclusive staff banded ‘icon’ ferrule, MCC Teams Blue / White grips and a custom labelled DG Tour Issue S400 shaft.
As per Mizuno’s prior Blue IP wedges, the plating will be softer than standard chrome and combined with copper underlay for a sensational feel. Owners may prefer to maintain the irons pristine condition within a unique white Mizuno Pro case – which adds to their collectability.
The Limited Edition Blue IP Mizuno Pro 221 (3-pw) will retail at $2210.
Amongst a number of equipment users, Mizuno also have three contracted players in attendance – Marco Penge (UK), Laurie Canter (UK) and Keith Mitchell (USA). Mitchell was straight to the workshop to request a more penetrating driver to work against the links breeze. With a little work on the range, Mitchell’s driver was reduced from 2,800 rpm to 2,200.