Mar 28, 2022

CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 28, 2022)– Golfers playing steel shafts by Nippon Shaft Sunday (March 27) won the Dell Match Play Championship and the Qatar Masters. The runner up at the Match Play also played Nippon Shaft.

The winner of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Championship used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid Tour X-flex shaft in his utility iron at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. It was the third victory in five starts for the Dallas native, who earned $2.1 million ascended to No. 1 in the world as a result of the win. In his semifinal and final matches on Sunday, he won 3 and 1 and 4 and 3, defeating two of the better match play contestants in the world.

It was the fifth career professional victory for the tall, strapping Texan, who won his first PGA Tour title on Feb. 13 at the WM Phoenix Open and again at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 6. In addition to moving up to No. 1 in the world, he retains his spot at the top of the FedExCup standings.

The 38-year-old runner up who played his college golf at Georgia played Nippon Shaft’s 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.

Meanwhile, in the Middle East, the 25-year-old Scotsman used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to win his first European Tour title at the Qatar Masters at Doha Country Club in Doha, Qatar. The champion finished at 7-under par to win by one with rounds of 67-71-73-70—281 and earned $308,344.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner and runner up at the WGC Dell Match Play Championship as well as the champion of the Qatar Masters,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are excited that all three players trust Nippon Shaft to provide them with the best shafts in the world to help them achieve at the highest levels.”

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.