NIPPON SHAFT WINS QATAR MASTERS IN A PLAYOFFA Nippon Shaft player using the company’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 steel shafts with an X flex in his irons fired a flawless final round and won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters over the weekend on the third hole of a sudden death playoff.
The champion 34-year-old Spaniard fired a spectacular final round 7-under par 65 to finish at 16-under for the tournament then made three straight birdies in the playoff (all on the 18th hole) while his opponent could only manage a par.
His 11th European PGA Tour title moved him into the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, where he now sits at No. 9. His last victory came in December at the Thailand Golf Championship, but his most recent European Tour win was in 2011.
“Nippon Shaft is very proud to be the preferred steel shaft of one of the world’s best players,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker. “He seems to feel very comfortable with his MODUS3 Tour 130 steel shafts, and we wish him continued success.”