Donald's new deal with Mizuno

English ace aims for best-ever season

Bob Warters
Thu, 21 Jan 2010
Donald's new deal with Mizuno

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Luke Donald: new contract to play Mizuno equipment

  The loyalty of World No.31, Luke Donald has been confirmed by the announcement today that he has extended a long standing equipment relationship by signing a new multi-year agreement with Japanese manufacturer Mizuno. 

The contract is Luke Donald’s third with Mizuno, ensuring he enters his prime competitive years with the equipment brand used since his amateur days.

After a successful recovery from a wrist injury last season, Donald took some time to evaluate all aspects of his game and made some changes, including the caddie relationship with his brother Christian. However, he will continue to play Mizuno MP-62 irons, MP T-10 Series wedges, and the Mizuno CLK hybrid - carried in the famous blue and white Mizuno Staff bag.  Donald will also wear his trademark Mizuno visor as part of the agreement.

 “We are extremely excited to have extended our relationship with Luke Donald,” said Akito Mizuno, President, Mizuno Corporation.  “He is a tremendous ambassador for the Mizuno brand, both on and off the course and always displays class and a great respect for the game.  We look forward to his continued success in 2010, and beyond.”

Donald’s World Ranking recovered steadily in 2009 with a second place in the Heritage Classic, and a strong performance in the Dunhill Links Championships at St Andrews.  He has previously recorded victories at the Honda Classic, Southern Farm Bureau Classic, Omega European Masters, Scandinavian Masters and hoisted the trophy at the World Cup and the Target World Challenge. 

Donald has also played an integral role in European Ryder Cup Teams, with an impressive overall Ryder Cup record of five wins and a half from seven outings and is determined to make another appearance in the Ryder Cup in Wales in October.

 “I’m entering a very critical phase of my career, so I’m delighted to have Mizuno’s continued backing.” says Donald.  “Precise iron play is probably my biggest attribute and Mizuno’s Grain Flow forgings make the most of that strength.  Mizuno also has some great developments in the pipeline, which can get the most from my game in the long term.”