May 30 2013
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
Imagine walking into your local golf store and finding a PGA TOUR winner testing off-the-rack irons in a hitting bay. That was the scene on Monday in Dublin, Ohio, when eight-time PGA TOUR winner K.J. Choi walked into a local Golf Galaxy around closing time and started testing out irons.
According to GolfWRX's Zak Kozuchowski, Choi tried out four different sets before purchasing a set of Mizuno MP-64’s with the company's stock grip and True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts.
Why did he go with the MP-64's? Because he felt the swing weight was off in the other sets. According to a Golf Galaxy employee, the swing weights in the other sets ranged from D2 through D4, while the MP-64's were consistent at D2.
Choi's the second notable name to purchase an off-the-rack model from a golf store this season. Back in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, Jim Furyk walked into an Orlando-based Edwin Watts and left with an off-the-rack Odyssey #1 Wide that he still has in the bag.
As for Choi and his Mizuno irons, he used them on Thursday at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance and shot an even-par 72.