I worked with Ryuji Imada
a lot this week, as he is trying to pull the trigger on making one of the new 907 drivers his gamer. I am still not sure what he is going to play in Houston, but I think it is just a matter of time before he makes the switch because he was hitting the 907D4 prototype solid on the range. He has stuck with the 905S
all year with pretty good success, already posting three Top 20 finishes. He is happy with his distance, but his accuracy isn't where he wants it to be. Ryuji is a good young player starting his third year on the PGA TOUR and an interesting story. He moved to Florida from Japan when he was 14 to work on his game. After a great junior career he went to the University of Georgia where he helped win a national championship. He finished runner-up to Luke Donald in the individual competition the same year. He turned professional after his sophomore year and had great success on the Nationwide Tour, earning his PGA Tour card for 2005. This kid has had success at every level and I wouldn't be surprised to see him win out here someday soon.
-- Steven Felix Mata
P.S. -- Be sure to click the link on Ryuji's name above to see what else he's had in his bag this year.
Ryuji Imada with a 907D4 prototype driver on the range in Houston.
Looks like Ryuji might have been testing some new Scotty Cameron putters this week, too.