CARLSBAD, Calif. – Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ Series of steel shafts recorded its 248th and 249th victories on major world tours on Monday (Aug. 23) at the Northern Trust and Sunday (Aug. 22) at the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie.
The 31-yer-old Northern Trust champion used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 steel shafts in his wedges to shoot 20-under par in regulation and win on the first hole of a sudden death playoff at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The Salt Lake City native shot 67-64-68-65—264, including a back-nine 30 that propelled him to the top of the leaderboard. The Salt Lake City native won $1,710,000 for the victory and moved to eighth place in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings. The final round was postponed until Monday because Sunday’s round was rained out.
On Sunday in Scotland, the 34-year-old Swedish star used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 S flex steel shafts in her wedges to shoot a 12-under par 72-hole total to win her third major women’s championship by one stroke. She recorded rounds of 71-71-65-69—276 on the classic links and earned $870,000. It was her ninth LPGA victory.
“Nippon Shaft is proud and elated to congratulate the winners of this year’s Northern Trust and the AIG Women’s Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Their victories are a tribute to their hard work and talent and Nippon Shaft is honored they rely on our incomparable steel shafts to triumph over of golf’s strongest fields of the year in the men’s and women’s games.”
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.