The 31-year-old native of South Carolina claimed his first PGA TOUR victory using Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons and MODUS³ Wedge shafts in his wedges. He fired a tournament record 22-under par 260, shooting 64-64 on the weekend on the Seaside course at the Sea Island Resort. He took a 3-shot lead into the final round and won by six. The University of Georgia graduate won $1,026,000 and will receive an invitation to The Masters.
Meanwhile, at the LPGA’s season finale, the 38-year-old two-time major champion used the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts with the SR flex in her irons and wedges to finish at 17-under par 271 to win by a stroke. She shot four rounds in the 60s, including a final-round 68. In the final round, she birdied No. 15 to tie for the lead and made eagle on No. 17 to get into first place, where she stayed. Her 18th career victory came with a winner’s check of $500,000.
Meanwhile, at the DP World Championship in Dubai, the 28-year-old Englishman and 2015 three-time European Tour winner finished second, one shot behind the champion. He, too, used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot 20-under par for the week.
“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winners of this week’s premier events in men’s and women’s golf,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for Nippon Shaft. “As always, we take tremendous pride in the fact that the winners decided to use Nippon Shaft products when going into battle against the world’s toughest competition. “
SteelFiber shafts, designed and manufactured by Aerotech Golf, captured the victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship on the PGA Tour this weekend. In addition to the PGA Tour win, SteelFiber shafts collected three Top 10s at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on the Champions Tour and two more Top 10s at the Toto Japan Classic on the LPGA Tour.
The Sanderson Farm champion shot a 5-under 67 on Monday to surge to the top of the leaderboard, earning $738,000 and 300 FedExCup points. Throughout the rain-soaked event, the champ shot an 18-under par (69-66-68-67) in his first PGA Tour victory. Meanwhile at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, SteelFiber i110 shafts earned T4 and T9 finishes and SteelFiber hybrid scored a T8. At the Toto Japan Classic, SteelFiber i80 shafts delivered solo fourth-place and the SteelFiber j108 took fifth.
“We congratulate the Sanderson Farms champion on his first-ever PGA Tour victory. It’s a great achievement, especially considering he only received his PGA Tour Card last month,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “The champ plays the SteelFiber i110 graphite shafts in his irons, which are a little lighter weight than typical steel shafts. The i110s deliver a low penetrating ball flight and increase distance, while at the same time reducing vibrations and fatigue which often impacts player performance.”
SteelFiber shafts, the Number One graphite iron shaft in golf, delivered six Top 10 finishes on three professional tours this past weekend. SteelFiber shafts scored a T3 finish at the CIMB Classic on the PGA Tour; second-place, T5, T7 and T9 at the Toshiba Classic on the Champions Tour; and a T8 finish at the Blue Bay LPGA on the LPGA Tour.
“SteelFiber is the number one graphite iron shaft on the pro tours, and the secret to its success is not really a big secret. It’s all about performance,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “Unlike any other shaft in the game today, SteelFiber shafts provide players with greater vibration dampening and reduced fatigue, while also delivering the consistency and stability that leads to more distance and greater accuracy.”