CARLSBAD, Calif. – Players on different sides of the planet used Nippon Shaft steel shafts in their irons and wedges on Sunday (Nov. 13) to win on the PGA Tour and on the Japan Golf Tour.
At the Cadence Houston Open, the tall 33-year-old Salt Lake City-born Ryder Cup team member used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX steel shafts in his irons and MODUS 125 Wedge steel shafts in his wedges to win by four strokes. In a wire-to-wire victory, he shot a 16-under par total with rounds of 65-62-68-69 at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston and received a winner’s check of $1.5 million. It was his fifth PGA Tour victory and his third in the last four months.
Meanwhile in Japan, the 31-year-old star used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 S-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot an 8-under par total to win the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters at the Taiheiyo Club. He had rounds of 68-66-69—272 and earned 40 million yen ($288,000) for the win.
“Nippon Shaft is excited and gratified that these two outstanding young veteran players utilized our irons to help them win their respective tournaments this week,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are honored by the trust and loyalty they have shown to our products.”
More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour – as well as countless elite amateurs – 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.