Nov 29, 2022

CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 29, 2022) – The winner of the Casio World Open shot a jaw-dropping 32-under par 256 using Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 steel shafts in his irons. He closed with a final round 10-under 62 to win by six strokes.

The 32-year-old American shot rounds of 64-66-64-62—256 at the Kochi Kuroshio Country Club in his wire-to-wire victory, his eighth win on the Japan Golf Tour (JGTO). He broke the previous tournament record of 24-under by eight shots.

Raised in Hawaii, the former Arizona State player was the JGTO’s leading money winner in 2021 and played in three of this year’s four majors.

Meanwhile, the leading money winner for this year’s JGTO is a 27-year-old from Okinawa who also uses using Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 steel shafts in his irons. With one tournament remaining, he has an insurmountable lead on the money list race with ¥180,041,233 yen earned this season.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the champion of the Casio World Open on his history-making victory and on his continued excellent play across the world,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are proud that he relies on our N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 steel shafts as he competes on golf’s biggest stages.

“We also congratulate the winner of this year’s money list competition, who also uses our N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 steel shafts,” Fukuda said. “We are pleased that Nippon Shaft has had a role in helping players win the money list title two years in a row.”

More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour – as well as countless elite amateurs – 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.