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Abraham Ancer becomes Miura’s first PGA Tour ambassador

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Miura Golf has announced that Abraham Ancer will be the company’s first-ever PGA Tour ambassador ahead of this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship.

As a PGA Tour ambassador for the club manufacturer, Ancer, who has played Miura clubs since 2017, will work directly with the Miura family in Himeji, Japan to craft his custom-designed forged irons and will don a Miura hat at tour events.

Speaking on the announcement, Ancer said

“I switched to Miura irons well before any partnership; I just wanted to play the best forged irons available. I am honored to represent Miura and look forward to introducing Miura to the Mexican market.”

Ancer as well as club fitter Genaro Davila (who initially fit Ancer for Miura clubs two years ago) have also teamed up with entrepreneur Gerardo Benavides to form Dead Solid Perfect (DSP) Golf Mexico, which will become the official distributor of Miura Golf in Mexico.

Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf, shared his thoughts on the partnership, stating

“This is a first for Miura, and it was important to us that this partnership transcend the traditional sponsorship model. Abraham is the perfect partner to grow Miura’s presence on and off the course. As one of the most successful Mexican golfers ever, his personal investment in Miura is the strongest endorsement as we increase our operations in Mexico and other parts of the world.”

Ancer will tee it up for the first time since becoming Miura’s first PGA Tour Ambassador today at the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec. The 27-year-old will play alongside Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau in the opening round at 2.03 pm ET.

 

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. M

    Feb 22, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Nothing feels like a Mizuno

    • Benny

      Feb 22, 2019 at 6:57 am

      Well said. I have owned MB001’s in raw and hit another set once. Not impressed. Sure at one time they were a leader in feel. But forging process at a manufacture level has become mastered but all OEM’s. Only specialty builds Epon and Miura may do are funcky innovative CB designs.
      Mizzy hands down leads the market now in feel and performance in the retail market. That means mass produced which can lead to many flaws when pumping out tens of millions.
      This is always why Mizzy pulls from retail when building Pro sets. Thats how good their process is.

  2. rex235

    Feb 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Bubbert-

    “a bit limited”?

    Are any of the new Miura irons touted in a LH model?

    How about the “custom set” Ancer will be getting?

    Even better -Miura’s CB57 iron set made for Jack Nicklaus? Think Miura would make that LH model?

    The one article said LH golfers will be “waiting” for Miura.

    One can’t buy what Miura doesn’t make.

    Ralph isn’t alone.

  3. Tom

    Feb 21, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Gianni looks like a brute!

  4. Tom

    Feb 21, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Me too designs and quality to others…..another Japanese company trying to grow market share with endorsement money….Yawnnnnnnnn!

  5. Ralph

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:46 am

    let’s nto forget they stopped making left handed clubs with new poor ownership. dead to me.

    • Bubbert

      Feb 21, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Stopped?
      In that case they begun making LH clubs again, but like many other OEMs the LH range/models are a bit limited.
      For example Miura currently offers 7 iron sets/models for RH, and 2 for LH.

    • Ecmixalot

      Feb 21, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      LH options have always been limited in the JDM market. Stop lying, Miura always had limited LH models.

  6. Zac

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Hope he’s still using artisan wedges. Love seeing guys on tour use something that’s made in my home town.

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Jason Kokrak’s winning WITB: 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees @8.5)
Shaft: Accra TZ5 85 M5 Proto

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5 80 TX

7-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (21 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5 80 TX

Irons: PXG 0311 T Gen4 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy (52),  Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56-14F), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (60-T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Bettinardi Studio Stock 38
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride MCC (Black/White)

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Jordan Spieth WITB 2021 (May – Charles Schwab Challenge)

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Jordan Spieth what’s in the bag accurate as of the Charles Schwab Challenge. 

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

Caddie Michael Greller stands in front of Jordan Spieth’s bag during a practice round ahead of the Charles Schwab Challenge.

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X Hybrid

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-10S), Vokey Proto (60-T)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0 (6.5 in 46)

 

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T 009
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Flatso 1.0

Grips: SuperStroke S-Tech

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2021)

Michael Greller holding up a sleeve of Spieth’s Pro V1x golf balls.

 

 

 

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Phil Mickelson’s bag: How it compares to past wins at Colonial

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Editor’s note: We filed this piece for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report

Following his improbable PGA Championship triumph, Phil Mickelson is right back in the thick of the action. Twice a champion at Colonial Country Club, Mickelson returns for the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The 50-year-old’s current setup has certainly changed from the artillery he chose early in his career.

Indeed, the equipment landscape itself is entirely different than it was when Mickelson won his first of now 45 PGA TOUR events (as an amateur) in 1991! Titanium drivers were only beginning to show up on TOUR in Lefty’s early years, and Mickelson’s longtime sponsor, Callaway, didn’t release the Great Big Bertha until 1995.

The history of modern golf equipment has literally played out in Mickelson’s bag as a professional.

The differences in Mickelson’s current setup compared to 2000, when he won the first of his two Charles Schwab Challenges, are immediately apparent. His Yonex Super A.D.X. driver was a fraction of the size of his 450 cc Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond. Mickelson has been leaning on a TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver as his second fairway wood this season – the total amount of technology in his two Yonex fairway woods of 2000, or even his Callaway FT-5 driver and FT Tour 3-wood of 2008, is the difference between the Ford Model T and the Ford GT.

Interestingly, Mickelson played Ping Eye 2 wedges throughout his early years and had a 60-degree Eye 2 in the bag for his 2000 win at Colonial. One look at his current PM Grind wedges, and it’s clear the Eye 2 shaping was the original inspiration for the design Mickelson and Callaway engineers continue to refine.

Also notable on the similarities front: the 8802-style heel-shafted blade putter Mickelson has preferred throughout most of his career was present in the bag for both victories and will be in Phil’s hands this week as well. In 2000, Mickelson gamed a custom Bettinardi blade. In 2008, it was the same Odyssey “Phil Mickelson” blade shape that he won with at last week’s PGA Championship.

Check out Mickelson’s WITBs for his 2000 and 2008 wins at Colonial and what he has in the bag this week.

2000

Driver: Yonex Super A.D.X. (8 degrees)
Shaft: Yonex PM Proto

3-wood: Yonex Super A.D.X. (13 degrees)
Shaft: Yonex PM Proto

Irons: Yonex Super A.D.X. Tour Forged (2-PW)
Shafts: Precision Rifle 7.0

Wedges: Yonex PM Forged (56), Ping Eye 2 (60)
Shafts: PM 7.0, Eye2 X100

Putter: Bettinardi PM Blade

Ball: Titleist Professional 100

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