Aug 24, 2021

CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 24, 2021) – Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ Series of steel shafts recorded its 249th victory on a major world tour Monday (Aug. 23) at the Northern Trust, the first leg of the PGA Tour playoffs.

The victory meant Nippon Shaft had two wins in tournaments that began last Thursday, as the winner of the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie also used Nippon Shaft’s steel shafts.

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 sixth place in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings. The final round was postponed until Monday because Sunday’s round was rained out.

“Nippon Shaft is very excited to congratulate the winner of this year’s Northern Trust,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “His championship performance against one of golf’s strongest fields of the year is a tribute to his talent and hard work, and Nippon Shaft is honored that he relies on our products to compete against the best.”

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.