Jonathan Byrd and his Grain Flow Forged MP Irons Take Home the Hyundai Tournament of Champions
by Iver Maple on January 14, 2011
Jonathan Byrd used his Mizuno equipment to accomplish an amazing playoff victory at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, earning the fifth PGA Tour victory of his career. Byrd battled a talented field of the PGA Tour Winners from 2010, finishing the tournament at 24 under par and defeating up-and-coming star Robert Garrigus with a par on the tournament’s second playoff hole using Mizuno MP irons, fairway woods and hybrids.
Byrd’s steady iron play propelled him to victory with four consecutive rounds in the 60s, only the sixth time that has been done in the history of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, hitting 16 out of 18 greens in regulation. He also became the first player to win on the PGA TOUR in back-to-back starts since Ernie Els at the 2010 World Golf Championships-CA Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational. In the last event of the 2010 season, Byrd made history by becoming the first player ever to win a playoff with a hole-in-one at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
Congratulations Jonathan on an incredible performance in Hawaii and your back-to-back Tour victories!
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