Kevin Tway broke in a split set of Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (3-4) and JPX 919 Tour (5-9) irons at the Safeway Open and found the winner's circle for the first time in his PGA TOUR career.
Tway received the new set during the Dell Technologies Championship but chose to take the irons home and get them dialed-in before putting them in the bag. The 30-year-old ranked 23rd in Strokes Gained: Approach-the-green with the irons, which are comprised of two different materials.
The JPX 919 Forged is made from a Boron-infused 1025E carbon steel that allowed designers to improve durability and significantly thin out the face to a COR of .810 — an improvement of .10 when compared to its predecessor. During testing, most players saw an increase of 1 mph ball speed.
With JPX 919 Tour, Mizuno's HD grain flow forging process was used on the 1025E (Elite) carbon steel, which compacts more grain structure in the hitting area to improve feel.
Tway's irons played a role in his five consecutive birdies (including the three-hole playoff), but it was his Mizuno T7/Titleist Vokey Design SM7 wedges and TaylorMade Spider Tour Red that led the way.
Tway recorded a career-best scrambling performance on TOUR at Silverado, salvaging par 80 percent (16 of 20) of the time over 72 holes. He made six of his 10 putts from 10-15 feet, including six of eight in the final three rounds.
Here's a look at Tway's entire equipment setup.
Driver: TaylorMade M2 '17 (Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70TX shaft), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M2 '17 (Mitsubishi Chemical W Series 80X shaft), 15 degrees
Irons: Mizuno MP-H5 (2-iron; UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype shaft), Mizuno JPX919 Forged (3-4; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X7 shafts), Mizuno JPX919 Tour (5-9; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X7 shafts)
Wedges: Mizuno T7 (47 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft) Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (54-08M degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft), Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (60-10S degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: Titleist Pro V1