CARLSBAD, Calif. – Players using Nippon Shaft products finished 1, 2, 3 at the DP World Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Sunday (Jan. 22), giving the company its first trifecta in a professional tournament.
The winner played N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons and shot an 18-under par total, including a final round 66, which saw him post six birdies in his first 11 holes for a total of eight. It was the third victory and the first Rolex Series title for the 31-year-old Frenchman, who earned €1,413,349 ($1.448 million) and enhanced his chances to qualify for the European Ryder Cup team.
Two players using Nippon Shaft products tied for second at 17-under, a 32-year-old Swede, who used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X steel shafts in his irons, and a 24-year-old Australian, who used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 120x steel shafts in his wedges. Both earned €719,145 ($736,770).
“Nippon Shaft is very proud that the winner of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and two players who finished tied for second place used Nippon Shaft products to help win the tournament,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We continue to work very hard to make the best shafts possible to help golfers of all skill levels play their best.”
More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy, and trajectory.
Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. Details of these can be found at www.nipponshaft.com
Based in Yokohama, Japan, Nippon Shaft is the No. 1-selling steel shaft in Asia. Nippon Shaft is a privately-held subsidiary of NHK Spring Co. LTD, a Japanese automobile parts manufacturer. Nippon Shaft’s North American headquarters is in Carlsbad.
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