By Nick Bonfield published
Mizuno Golf and Luke Donald have extended their long-standing partnership with the Englishman set to continue in his role as a Mizuno brand ambassador for years to come.
The Englishman first signed as a Mizuno brand ambassador in 2003 and has used the company's equipment to record 13 professional victories.
Donald - renowned as one of the best iron players in the world - also used Mizuno equipment during his record-breaking 2011, which saw him become the first player in golf's history to win the PGA and European Tour money lists in the same season.
The former world number one has recently switched to Mizuno's Grain Flow Forged MP-64 irons and MP-T4 wedges, designed in conjunction with the player himself.
Indeed, Donald often gives feedback to Mizuno's engineers, who are renowned for creating equipment synonymous with quality and precision.
"I feel as if I am playing as well as ever at this stage in my career," said Donald.
"I'm really happy with what I have in my bag right now so it gives me great pleasure to extend this relationship.
"Mizuno is the most precise, incredible club maker out there, and I'm honoured to represent this quality brand."
Akito Mizuno, Mizuno's President, added: "Luke Donald and Mizuno share a special long-term relationship that we are delighted to continue. He perfectly represents our company, and we look forward to what Luke will accomplish in the next few years."
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Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email email@example.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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