CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 21, 2017) – Nippon Shaft recorded victories Sunday (Aug. 20) on both the PGA TOUR and the Web.com Tour while at least 10 contestants at the Solheim Cup played Nippon Shaft.
The 41-year-old Swedish winner of the Wyndham Championship used the Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot 22-under par with rounds of 62-66-66-64—258, breaking the tournament’s 72-hole record. The victory was worth $1.04 million in prize money.
He won by one stroke over a 24-year-old rookie out of Georgia Tech who used the Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 125 X-flex steel shafts in his irons. The runner up earned $626,400.
Meanwhile, on the Web.com Tour, the 25-year-old winner of the News Sentinel Open Knoxville, Tennessee used the Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 125 X-flex steel shafts in his irons to shoot 18-under par with rounds of 66-67-68-65—266. He won $99,000. In his last four tournaments, the 2014 Oklahoma State graduate finished, in order, T-11, T-10, second and first. He’s a lock to move up to the PGA TOUR next year.
At Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, 10 contestants in the Solheim Cup matches played a Nippon Shaft irons model, with the N.S.PRO 950GH the most popular shaft on the LPGA and other professional women’s tours. Introduced in 1999, the 950GH was golf’s first high-performing sub-100-gram steel shaft, helping players increase club head speed – and therefore distance – and revolutionizing the shaft industry.
“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winner and runner up at the Wyndham Championship and the winner of the News Sentinel Open,” said Hiroyuki Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft worldwide. “We are proud and honored that such high-caliber players – including at least 10 Solheim Cup contestants - trust Nippon Shaft products to help them achieve their goals.”
Over the years, Nippon Shaft recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.