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The full story behind Patrick Reed’s Grindworks iron change that went completely under the radar

Reed's new irons have plenty of meaning behind their markings.

While on site at the 2020 Zozo Championship earlier this week, I noticed Patrick Reed was using Grindworks irons that all had different stampings on their cavities. Now, after speaking with Kiyonari Niimi, the CEO of Grindworks, we have the full story on Reed’s setup.

Quick refresher: In December of 2019, Reed started using a new set of mysterious Grindworks irons that were stamped with his name. He didn’t speak much about the irons at the time, but it was later revealed that Reed has a partnership with the Japan-based Grindworks company. Not only does Reed play Grindworks irons, but he also helps develop new models.