MIZUNO EXTENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH 2012 LPGA ROLEX PLAYER OF THE YEAR STACY LEWIS
by Iver Maple on January 25, 2013
Notching Four Wins in 2012, No. 3 Player in the World Continues Partnership with Mizuno
Mizuno is thrilled to announce a multi-year extension with reigning LPGA Rolex Player of the Year and world No. 3 Stacy Lewis. After leading the tour with four wins in 2012, the agreement means that Lewis will continue playing Mizuno equipment, extending the long-standing relationship that began during Lewis’ freshman year at Arkansas.
“Stacy has been an incredible ambassador for our brand, and we are thrilled to see the relationship continue,” said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Golf Division for Mizuno USA, Inc. “Stacy’s amazing story of overcoming Scoliosis as a teenager to winning Player of the Year in 2012 is a testament to her ‘Never Settle’ attitude and the embodiment of what Mizuno looks for in a brand ambassador. We couldn’t be more proud of her past achievements and are excited about what the future holds for her.”
Consistently displaying poise, dependability anda strong short game with her JPX irons, woods, and MP wedges, Lewis notched 16 top-10 finishes, more than any player on the 2012 LPGA tour. Following wins at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in May and the ShopRite in June, she added fall victories at the Navistar LPGA Classic and the Mizuno Classic in Japan, where she all-but-locked-up a trip to the podium at the season-ending Rolex Awards Reception. Lewis ascended to second in the Rolex Rankings, making her the highest ranked American golfer on the LPGA tour. For the year, Stacy ranked No. 1 on Tour in birdies, eagles and rounds in the 60’s, and second in Greens in Regulation.
“Since my freshman year at Arkansas, Mizuno has been my equipment manufacturer of choice,” said Lewis. “As my career continues into 2013, I’m looking forward to the extension of our collaborative partnership. Mizuno has helped me reach many of my goals thus far, and I’m looking forward to building on last year's momentum for another successful season.”
Lewis re-joins Mizuno’s elite stable of world-wide players including World No. 2 Luke Donald, Jonathan Byrd, Charles Howell III, Marcel Siem, Chris Wood, Mayu Hattoriand Jiyai Shin.