NIPPON SHAFT WINS ON PGA and KORN FERRY TOURS

MODUS³ Tour series now has 22 victories on major world tours this year

CARLSBAD, Calif. (October 5, 2020) – Players using Nippon Shaft’s Modus series of products recorded victories on both the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour on Sunday (Oct. 4), increasing the Modus series’ victory total to 22 on major global tours this year alone.

The 40-year-old Spaniard won the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi using Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 X flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges. He finished at 19-under par 269 with rounds of 68-68-66-67 at the Country Club of Jackson. It was his 11th PGA Tour victory and his first since he won the 2017 Masters. He earned $1.188 million.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old Princeton alumnus earned his first Korn Ferry Tour title at the Savannah Golf Championship, using Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X flex steel shafts in his irons and the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 X flex steel shafts in his wedges. He holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to win after making birdie on the 72nd hole to force overtime.

The ginger-bearded victor shot a 21-under par total 267 in regulation play with rounds of 64-67-67-69 at the Landings Club’s Deer Creek Course in Savannah, Georgia. The winner, who made 23 birdies and two eagles, earned $108,000.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winners of the Sanderson Farms Championship and the Savannah Golf Championship,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Like so many other players on global tours, both used Nippon Shaft’s Modus series of steel shafts in their irons and wedges to help them to victory.”

The weekend’s victories bring to 224 the total number of global tour victories for the Modus series of steel shafts since they were introduced in 2010.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120, the first in the MODUS³ series. With four models, MODUS³ shafts have been in the bags of more than 200 players on every major global tour and have been used in more than 200 tour victories worldwide.

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 www.nipponshaft.com.

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, California.