The winner, 31 years old, used a Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO 950GH steel shaft in his irons. He won with a 17-under par 271 with a final round 67 with eight birdies.
Head of sales and marketing for Nippon, Hiro Fukuda, states, “Nippon SHaft is excited that one of America’s top players has chosen to use our steel shafts in his irons. We congratulate him on his play and wish him success in the future.”
Nippon is one of the most popular shafts available, due to how lightweight and sturdy it is, offering players guaranteed maximum control. Many of the best players in recorded history have chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan.
All of the steel and graphite shafts are created in Komagane, Japan. Nippon Shaft has a controlled high product quality, and goes through several processes such as material selection and final testing.