Two Nippon Shaft players finished T-2 and T-6, July 20, at the Open Championship at The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Both the 31–year-old Australian, who made it into a sudden death playoff, and the 35-year-old Spaniard used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X flex steel shafts in their irons and wedges.

The Australian shot 70-73-64-66 for a 15-under par total of 273, tying for first place with two others.  The Spaniard shot 70-69-68-70 for an 11-under par total of 277 and tied with three others for sixth.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates both of these world-class players for their outstanding performances at the home of golf,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft.  “As always, we are proud that world class players have decided to use Nippon Shaft products when going into battle against the world’s toughest competition.”

Nippon Shaft recently announced that 70 players on the U.S. and European PGA Tours utilized various models of Nippon Shaft’s steel shafts in their irons and wedges during the 2013-14 season, an increase of 69.5% over the previous year.  Fifty-six U.S. PGA TOUR players and 14 European Tour members chose from among five types of Nippon Shaft steel shafts to outfit their irons.  Iron shaft models used were the N.S. PRO 950GH, the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130, N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120, N.S. PRO MODUS3 PROTO ST prototype shaft, and N.S. PRO MODUS3 ORA prototype steel shafts.