CARLSBAD, Calif. (December 9, 2019) – Using Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges, the former British Open champion shot a 72-hole total of 18-under to win the Hero World Challenge on Saturday (Dec. 7) at the Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas.

The 43-year-old Swede recorded a 270 total with rounds of 69-67-68-66 and won $1 million in the annual exclusive event. His eagle 3 on the 15th hole and pars on the final three holes carried him to victory over a star-studded field.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the Hero World Challenge,” said Hiroyuki Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft worldwide. “The champion has long relied on Nippon Shaft products on his way to becoming one of the world’s most accomplished players.”

Over the years, Nippon Shaft has 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. 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.