May 1, 2023

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 1, 2023) – For his sixth victory on the PGA Tour, the Salt Lake City native shot 24-under par using N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ 125 Wedge steel shafts in his wedges to win the Mexico Open.

The 33-year-old two-time U.S. Ryder Cup team member shot 24-under par with rounds of 65-64-65-66—260 on the Norman Course at Vallarta Vidanta in Vallarta, Mexico. For his 3-shot victory he earned $1.386 million and is now ranked 11th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Nippon Shaft was also in the winning bag at the Korea Championship on the DP World Tour, with N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid contributing to the ninth professional victory for the Spanish champion.

“Nippon Shaft is very excited to congratulate the winners of the Mexico Open at Vidanta and Korea Championship,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are appreciative that both champions have been using Nippon Shaft products for several years as they have climbed to greater prominence in the game. Our goal always is to design and manufacture shafts that will help golfers bring the best out of their games whether they are Tour pros or amateur players.”

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.