Records 3 Top 5s at WGC, Two Runner Ups at Barracuda
CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 7, 2017) – The winner of the Women’s British Open used Nippon Shaft’s classic 950GH steel shafts in her irons and wedges Sunday (August 6) to help her shoot 18-under par at Kingsbarns Golf Links in St. Andrews, Scotland and win her first major championship.
The 28-year-old Korean shot rounds of 65-68-66-71 for a total of 270 for a two-shot victory and a winner’s check of $504,821. It was her third LPGA victory this year and her seventh career victory.
Meanwhile, on the PGA TOUR, three players, each using different Nippon Shaft products, finished in the top five at the prestigious WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
The 40-year-old San Diego native and UNLV product used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 X-flex steel shafts in his irons to finish solo third at 10-under par. Finishing T-5 at 7-under were the 40-year-old native Englishman, who used N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX-flex steel shafts in his irons, and the 32-year-old Scotsman, who utilized N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 125 S-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges.
At the PGA TOUR’s Barracuda Championship, two players using N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 X-flex steel shafts in their irons finished runner up in a sudden death playoff at the Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada.
“Nippon Shaft is very proud that the finest players on every tour have decided that playing our products give them the best chance to succeed at the highest levels of competition,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We wholeheartedly congratulate them and wish them the best for the rest of the season.”
The popularity of Nippon Shaft on the world’s major men’s tours continues to grow with over 140 players on the PGA TOUR and European Tour utilizing steel shafts created by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer. Players utilizing Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ products won six times so far this season, including in Dubai, Augusta, Bay Hill and China.
Nippon Shaft continues to be the preferred shaft on the LPGA Tour, with several players having recorded victories on the world’s predominant women’s pro circuit.
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.