Mar 6, 2023

CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 6, 2023) – The champion of the Puerto Rico Open on Saturday used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ N.S. PRO 130 X flex steel shafts in his irons (4-PW) to record his first PGA Tour victory.

The 28-year-old rookie from Colombia, who played his college golf at Arkansas, tied the tournament record at 21-under par with rounds of 67-67-65-68 at Grand Reserve Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Two consecutive birdies on the back nine in the final round proved to be the difference. He collected $684,000 in first-place winnings, earned 300 FedExCup points and a received a spot in next week’s $25 million-dollar Players Championship.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winner of the Puerto Rico Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Not only did he win his first PGA Tour event using Nippon Shaft products, he earned the opportunity to compete in the Players Championship this week.”

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.