Team Mizuno deliver impressive 1-2 at the Qatar Masters

DOHA, QATAR - FEBRUARY 25: Eddie Pepperell of England looks down the 15th hole during the final round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club on February 25, 2018 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

The 2018 season for Mizuno continues to go from strength to strength, with a ‘Team Mizuno’ one-two for Eddie Pepperell and Oliver Fisher in the Qatar Masters the latest in a long series of successes out on the world’s major professional golf tours.

Founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1906, Mizuno has long held an enviable industry- and tour-wide reputation for crafting the very finest forged ‘players’ irons’ in the game at its exclusive facility in Hiroshima Japan, offering golfers the ultimate blend of looks, feel and workability.

The brand is enjoying much success and an ever-increasing presence on all the major professional golf tours in 2018 thanks to an extended line-up of 28 official ‘Team Mizuno’ players. The latest success was a stunning Mizuno one-two in the Qatar Masters for Eddie Pepperell and Oliver Fisher, as the two twenty-something ‘Team Mizuno’ Englishmen battled it out for the title down the stretch – Pepperell in search of a maiden victory after six years on tour, and Fisher seeking to add a second title to his 2011 Czech Masters crown.

Both played some impressive golf, but Pepperell held firm to claim his maiden title in his 129th European Tour start, just a few months after making the switch to ‘Team Mizuno’.

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Pepperell plays the JPX900 Tour model from 3- to 9-iron, as well as an MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 2-iron and four T7 wedges. Fisher plays MP-18 SC irons from 4-9, along with MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 2- and 3-irons and three T7 wedges.

The previous week in the inaugural NBO Oman Open, four of the top-10 finishers played Mizuno irons, including ‘Team Mizuno’ player Jorge Campillo of Spain who finished T4th. There were 14 sets in play overall representing over 10% of the field.

Pepperell, Fisher and Campillo are among 28 professionals across the world’s tours to be part of ‘Team Mizuno’ for 2018, with the line-up including several Major champions, multiple tour winners with years of experience, and promising newcomers and youngsters making their way in the professional ranks. One thing they all have in common is that they were playing Mizuno irons before signing up to ‘Team Mizuno’ as the brand will never sign a player who doesn’t already have Mizuno equipment in the bag.

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As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf.  With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf's oldest brand, John Letters Dan brings to GOLF RETAILING an excellent understanding of the sector.