By Nippon Shaft Posted September 27, 2013 In Product Announcements
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2013) – Sunday’s winner of the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup utilized Nippon Shaft products in his irons to become the first European to win the PGA TOUR’s $10 million season-ending four-event playoff series.
The 37-year-old Swede used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X flex shafts in his irons to shoot 13-under par 64-66-69-68—267 and earn a three-stroke victory at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. He led the entire tournament, and had a four-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round. In addition to the $10 million FedExCup bonus, he won $1.44 million for winning the tournament.
“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the TOUR Championship and the 2013 FedExCup champion, who used Nippon Shaft steel shafts in his irons,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Nippon Shaft continues to design and manufacture the highest quality products for world-class players who compete at the highest levels of the game as well as for amateurs who want to get the most out of their games.”
The winner ranked first in greens in regulation, hitting 78 percent of his greens in regulation. He was tied for third in driving accuracy.
Nippon Shaft has been developing shafts specifically for professional and high-level amateur players since 2010.
Nippon Shaft products are available either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands.
In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Shaftology – Nippon Shaft’s dedicated clubfitter network – and through the custom club departments of top club manufacturers.
Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory in Komagane, Japan. The company’s integrated production lines are strictly monitored and controlled with thorough checks conducted responsibly through the entire production process, Fukuda said. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality – from material selection to final testing.
Nippon Shaft has more than 100 professional victories worldwide. 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.