July 11, 2011

Donald Crushes the Field by Four Strokes to Solidify World Number One Ranking

Norcross, Ga. (July 11, 2011) – Mizuno Brand Ambassador Luke Donald turned in an incredible final round, shooting a 9-under-par 63 to win the Barclays Scottish Open at the Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness, Scotland, defeating a stacked field of some of the top PGA Tour players. Donald, known for his amazing iron and wedge play, yet again demonstrated outstanding precision and accuracy, as he utilized his Grain Flow Forged MP irons, MP T-11 wedges, and Mizuno CLK Hybrid to shoot a bogey-free final round and best the talented field.

In a perfect warm up for the upcoming British Open, Donald was dominant in the rain- shortened 54-hole tournament, netting three consecutive rounds in the 60s to shoot 19- under, beating the field by four strokes. He came into the final round trailing the leaders by one stroke, and birdied three of the last four holes to clinch his third title this year, solidifying his standing at the top spot of the Official World Golf Rankings.

“Luke continues to play like the number one golfer in the world throughout the 2011 season, and we are ecstatic to have him on board as a Brand Ambassador for Mizuno,” said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Golf Division for Mizuno USA, Inc. “With the British Open teeing off on Thursday, we are excited to cheer Luke on as he seeks his first Major tournament win.”

Mizuno delivers outstanding innovations and high-performance technologies for serious golfers of all skill levels. With groundbreaking design and processes like Grain Flow Forging™ Technology, and the innovative Performance Fitting System for custom club fitting, Mizuno has earned the trust of golfers at every level. For more information on Mizuno’s complete line of golf equipment, visit www.mizunogolf.com.

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, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.

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