Layers of Feel
Evolved from the DNA of irons that shaped the modern game, launched major winning careers and inspired generations of ‘tour edition’ muscle backs. Exclusively Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima Japan, where Mizuno has refined the art of feel for over 50 years. Once again plated in copper, like Mizuno's legendary TN87 - for an impact sensation recognised as our purest ever.
A New Breed With Layers of History and Layers of Feel
Grain Flow Forged HD in Hiroshima Japan, from 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel, then plated in soft copper and Nickel Chrome – the original layering from Mizuno’s great TN87 blade. The new Hybrid Muscle Back (3 & 4 Iron) features a hollow construction with a Forged Chromoly Face and Neck.
‘Tour Ready’ Profile
Honed by studying elements of Mizuno’s most played/retained tour iron models - by both contracted and non-contracted tour players. Usage amongst ‘free-agents’ on tour provided a new perspective.
A discreetly tapered top blade and cambered sole allow a fuller vertical spread of weight to forgive strikes high or low from the face – without distorting the traditional muscle back appearance.
Mizuno’s thinnest topline of recent generations - a response to feedback from our tour players. The MP-20 #3 iron is reduced by 0.05m and pitching wedge by 0.15mm (compared to MP-18).
Mixed Satin/Mirror Finish
Combination of chrome finishing to eliminate areas of high glare in the playing position.
A Familiar Feeling
“We kept asking ourselves - why did players still talk about the feel of the older Mizuno blades – TN87, MP14, MP29, TP9? Despite our Grain Flow Forging process tightening up and an evolving CAD process that predicts vibration patterns – we were still missing something. The one element left from the old classics was a layer of Copper. After blind testing our players at the Valspar it was more than nostalgia - our test pool universally preferred the prototype with copper plating.”
Special Edition Lefty
The perfect mixed set of precise, shotmakers MP-20 muscle back mid to short irons, and stable, easy launching MP-20 HMB long irons. Based on our most popular right handed, blended set with lofts adjusted for perfect distance gaps throughout.