Cameron Smith, the joint-winner of the team-oriented Zurich Classic of New Orleans, played with Nippon Shaft‘s PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 steel shafts in his irons and wedges at TPC Louisiana.
The 37-year-old paired up with fellow Australian Marc Leishman, to take the title after beating the South African pairing of Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
Smith and Leishman shot 20-under par for 72 holes with rounds of 63, 72, 63, 70, with the two 63s coming in the best ball format and the 72, 70 scores in the alternate shot format. It was the sixth PGA Tour victory for the native of Victoria, who finished fifth at the Masters earlier this month.
Meanwhile, on the LPGA Tour, Brooke Henderson came from four shots behind in the final round to win the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open. The 23-year-old Canadian used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 steel shafts in her irons on the MODUS Wedge 115 steel shafts in her wedges to shoot 16-under with rounds of 69-65-67-67 at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. She earned $225,000 for her victory.
They were victories 231 and 232 worldwide for the MODUS Series of shafts.
“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winners of the Zurich Classic and the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Nippon Shaft makes products that are appropriate for both male and female golfers and we are gratified that the champions chose Nippon Shafts.”
More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy and trajectory.