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Luke Donald leaving Mizuno??


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#1 danielpgafrancis

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

I've heard that Luke Donald's contract with Mizuno is up at the end of the year and that it won't be renewed for 2013.

Has anyone else heard the same or does anyone know different?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

I could see him going to TM.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

Callaway. Or maybe he's joining rory at nike haha
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:27 PM

I could see him signing with TM as he already had a pay for play contract with them to play the RBZ as his drivers and fw's

Just switching from mizzy irons to any TM iron would be a major difference in my opinion.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

Part of a marketing strategy at Mizuno where if they kick all their name players off the staff (thereby creating a super-elitist vibe) regular consumers will flock to the brand in a plot of reverse psychology.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

I'd put my money of TM if Mizuno really couldn't renew the contract. He loves their woods already.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:35 PM

So from co-designing the 64's and being the poster boy for Mizuno to letting him walk..............really? Lol
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

TM all the way.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

Man that would be a huge loss for Mizuno. Only people of note they'd have left on the tour are CHIII and J. Byrd.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

View PostMikka, on 16 October 2012 - 06:35 PM, said:

So from co-designing the 64's and being the poster boy for Mizuno to letting him walk..............really? Lol

Yep, what I was thinking!


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

I would love to see Luke sign with TM. There are plenty of TM staffers NOT playing TM irons. Luke also plays an old version of the Pro V1. I did notice that Sergio and Luke played a Penta in an alternate shot match during the Ryder Cup. Whatever version that Sergio plays.

Really doubt he is leaving Mizuno though.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

He's played Mizuno since, essentially, birth. This would be an extremely odd move, especially as it doesn't coincide with him being #1 in the world.  He sells irons, and that's what Mizuno does best. Would be an odd fit for most other OEMs given the focus on distance with the driver.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:50 PM

Luke should command a better price than just irons at his current level. He should cash in on a full deal, maybe Titleist if Rory leaves.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:52 PM

Mizuno cannot match TM's full package deal.  They simply can't.  And Luke might be leaving the top 10 soon so he better strike a deal while he still can.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

he will probably go to Ping and play the G series irons. He needs the extra forgiveness and thick soles

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

View PostMtlJeff, on 16 October 2012 - 06:59 PM, said:

he will probably go to Ping and play the G series irons. He needs the extra forgiveness and thick soles

He'll go for TM for the new +17 yard slot irons.  He needs distance more.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:06 PM

View Postpappaf2, on 16 October 2012 - 06:41 PM, said:

Man that would be a huge loss for Mizuno. Only people of note they'd have left on the tour are CHIII and J. Byrd.

Or not, clearly they do not have a strategy of paying tour players.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

My gut says no way in hell.

Someone start a poll asking who will leave their current sponsor first, Rory or Luke.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

Still won't make him play to his potential and hype.  Needs to change what is between the ears.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

View Postdrstroud, on 16 October 2012 - 07:26 PM, said:

Still won't make him play to his potential and hype.  Needs to change what is between the ears.

with any help and luck, he will improve to number.....zero in the world?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

It's the supporting evidence in the OP that really has me glued to this thread.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:45 PM

I don't see how it would make sense for Mizuno to just let him walk. I also agree with Vindog on this one...its definitely the Bigfoot like proof that the OP used that's keepin my eyes glued to this thread
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

View PostVindog, on 16 October 2012 - 07:40 PM, said:

It's the supporting evidence in the OP that really has me glued to this thread.

haha! exactly.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:09 PM

View Postdanielpgafrancis, on 16 October 2012 - 06:16 PM, said:

I've heard that Luke Donald's contract with Mizuno is up at the end of the year and that it won't be renewed for 2013.

Has anyone else heard the same or does anyone know different?

Heard it from where, EXACTLY?


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

View PostMtlJeff, on 16 October 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:

View Postdrstroud, on 16 October 2012 - 07:26 PM, said:

Still won't make him play to his potential and hype.  Needs to change what is between the ears.

with any help and luck, he will improve to number.....zero in the world?
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

Worked for Brian Gay... oh wait.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:21 AM

I heard Luke Donald is going to take up tennis next year.

Has anyone heard anything different?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:12 AM

Id be surprised to see him leave Mizuno considering he has been with them since his college golf days.  Money talks though and the reality is that Mizuno is a small company who cant afford to pay him what TM and Nike could.
He is already on the TM payroll for playing their woods and Im sure TM would like nothing more than to sign him to a full bag deal.  If he does leave, Mizuno will be just fine.  People play Mizunos because of the product, not because the top tour pros use them.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:31 AM

I know TM is signing a top 5 player....
And it is a direct correlation of the new iron..
And thats all I know....

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