New Mizuno fairway wood spotted at Travelers Championship

Keith Mitchell tested a new Mizuno 3-wood prototype at the PGA Tour's Travelers.

Ryan Barath

It wasn’t just Titleist having all the fun showing off new TSR metal woods on the range at the Travelers Championship this week. Mizuno also got in on the action by testing an unreleased 3-wood with staffer Keith Mitchell on the range Tuesday.

We were unable to get in-hand pictures of the club since it is still going through prototype and initial testing but we were able to grab a few snaps from a distance during Keith’s testing session with Mizuno reps.

The 2022 Mizuno prototype fairway wood sole. Ryan Barath

Technology Speculation

It looks like Mizuno is adopting a multiple-metal construction approach for this fairway wood. They have used steel, titanium, and carbon composite in various configurations over the years but it could be that they are putting them all together into this model. It is also possible the lighter colour sole plate has a tungsten component to it, which would further help make the club more forgiving. 

The 2022 Mizuno prototype fairway wood. Ryan Barath

Another thing of note is the blue channel built into the sole behind the face and in front of the sole plate. Mizuno has used similar channels in the past to help with face flex with the purpose of increasing ball speed, but this certainly looks to be the largest channel they have built to date.

We don’t have word on any official release date, but from afar the testing session with Mitchell seemed to bring positive feedback. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.