Apr 22, 2024

CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 22, 2024) – The world’s No. 1 golfer used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid Tour X-flex shaft in his 3 and 4 utility irons enroute to winning the RBC Heritage just one week after his dominating victory at the Masters.

The tournament wrapped up on Monday following a weather delay on Sunday. In the end, the champion won by three strokes, shooting a 19-under par total with rounds of 69-65-63-68.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the world’s No. 1 player on winning his second tournament in a row,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Some players might have had a let down a week after winning a major championship but he clearly didn’t. We are proud that he relied our N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid Tour X-flex shaft in his utility irons because he believed they gave him the best chance to win. Nippon Shaft’s breakthrough hybrid technology in shaft design combines the best qualities of steel and graphite so that tour-level players and everyday golfers can get the best out of their abilities.”

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.