CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 7, 2016) – At the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the TPC Summerlin course in Las Vegas, the victorious 47-year-old Australian used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 S flex steel shafts in his irons to shoot 60-68-71-65—264 for a 20-under par total.
He sealed his two-shot victory with a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole, winning $1.188 million, a two-year PGA TOUR exemption and an invitation to the 2017 Masters.
Four other players using Nippon Shaft steel shafts in their irons and wedges finished in the Top 10. The third place finisher – a former U.S. Open champion – used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons and N.S. PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 shafts. Tied-fourth place finisher – also a former U.S. Open champion – used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 X flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges. Tied-seventh place finisher – a former PGA Championship winner – used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 X flex steel shafts in his irons. And a tied-10th finisher used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 X flex steel shafts in his irons.
Meanwhile, at the Toto Japan Classic in Ibaraki, Japan, the 27-year-old native of Guangzhou, China recorded her second victory in as many weeks using Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in her irons. She shot 69-64-70—203 for a 13-under par total in the 54-hole event.
It was the first back-to-back victory and the sixth overall on the LPGA Tour for the Olympic Bronze Medalist. For the win, she earned $225,000.
“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winners of this week’s PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour events,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Nippon Shaft is always proud when the world’s greatest players choose to use our equipment to help them bring out the best in themselves in the most competitive environments on earth.”
Over the years, Nippon Shaft recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.
Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Nippon Shaft’s dedicated global club fitter network. Details of these can be found at www.nipponshaft.com
Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory in Komagane, Japan. The company’s integrated production lines are strictly monitored and controlled with thorough checks conducted responsibly through the entire production process. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality – from material selection to final testing.
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.