Jan 25, 2021

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 25, 2021) – A 29-year-old Englishman used Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X-flex shafts in his irons, wedge and driving iron Sunday (Jan. 24) to secure victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Open.

The champion shot 18-under par for the tournament, including rounds of 65-68-71-66 for a 270 total, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His final round included seven birdies and an eagle, giving him a 4-shot edge over his closest competitor.

The victory was worth €1.097 million ($1.255 million) and moved him to No. 5 in the Official World Golf Rankings. It was his career sixth European Tour title to go with his one PGA Tour victory.

“Nippon Shaft is happy and proud to congratulate to the winner of this year’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “He has become a world-class player and we are proud he has chosen Nippon Shaft products to help him pursue his career dreams.”

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

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.