NIPPON SHAFT ADDS RACE TO DUBAI TO FEDEX CUP VICTORY

By Nippon Shaft Posted November 27, 2013 In Nippon Shaft Tour Wins

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2013) – Eight weeks ago, the 37-year-old Swede used Nippon Shaft in his irons en route to becoming the first European to win both the TOUR Championship and the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup.

Now, he has done it again across the pond.

On Sunday, the native of Gothenburg won the Race to Dubai – the European Tour’s playoff finale – becoming the first player ever to win both the U.S. and European Tour championship playoff series in the same year.

At the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, he used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X flex shafts in his irons to finish at 25-under par 263 for the tournament on rounds of 68-64-67-64. Along the way he hit 68 of 72 greens in regulation – 17 of 18 greens in regulation in each of four rounds – the mark of a player hitting his irons solidly. They were the same shafts he used to win the TOUR Championship on Sept. 22 in Atlanta.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the first player ever to win both the Race to Dubai and the FedEx Cup Playoffs in the same season,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Nippon Shaft is proud that arguably the world’s most accomplished player this season utilized the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X flex shafts in combination with his tremendous talent and work ethic to achieve such a singular accomplishment.”

Nippon Shaft has been developing shafts specifically for PGA 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.