Golf News – November 23, 2021

Brooks Koepka Joins Srixon and Cleveland Golf Tour Staff

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA –  SRIXON® and Cleveland Golf, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, LTD. are proud to announce that Brooks Koepka has joined its Tour staff. As a new member of our Tour Staff, Koepka will play a Srixon Driver, Srixon Irons, Cleveland Golf Wedges, Srixon Golf Ball, and carry a Srixon Staff Bag.

“I am very excited to join my good friends Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell and Hideki Matsuyama as a Srixon and Cleveland Golf Tour Staff member,” said Brooks Koepka. “I’ve been an equipment free agent for the past few years, so it will be fun to be involved with a company on a daily basis and be able to contribute to the development of their future equipment. I put the ZX7 Irons in play in January and it is the best iron I have played on Tour. I look forward to kicking off our new partnership this week in Las Vegas!” 

The 31-year-old Koepka began working with Srixon’s Tour Department earlier this year as he played the ZX7 Irons throughout the 2021 Tour season. Koepka gamed the ZX7 Irons while capturing his 8th career PGA TOUR victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this past season.

A four-time major winner including back-to-back victories at the U.S. Open (2017, 2018) and PGA Championship (2018, 2019), Koepka remains one of the best players in the world. Koepka reached world number one status in 2018, along with representing his country on multiple occasions (Ryder Cup 2016, 2018, 2020; Presidents Cup 2017) highlighted by helping Team USA register a historic victory at Whistling Straits just a few weeks ago.

“We’re extremely proud to have Brooks come on board as our newest Staff member,” said Rodney McDonald, Vice President of Tour Operations at Srixon. “He’s one of the best players in the world and brings his major championship pedigree and validation to our brands. We’re excited for Brooks to join the Srixon and Cleveland Golf family and look forward to supporting him out on tour.”

 Koepka will make his official Srixon Staff debut at Capital One’s The Match on November 26th.

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Nippon Shaft Wins RSM at Sea Island

CARLSBAD, CA  – It was the first PGA Tour victory for the champion of the RSM Classic in Saint Simon’s Island, Georgia, (Nov. 21) and the 260th win on a major world golf tour for Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ Series of steel shafts.

The 30-year-old winner used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 X flex steel shafts in his irons to help fashion a tournament record tying total of 22-under par with rounds of 64-65-67-64—260 at the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort. The Oklahoma State alumnus won by three shots, earned $1.296 million and jumped to the top spot on the Tour’s FedEx Cup standings. It was his third top 5 finish in six starts in the young 2021-22 wraparound season.

“Nippon Shaft is excited to congratulate the winner of this year’s RSM Classic, who hit 16 greens and went bogey-free in his final round,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “His steadfast hard work and growing confidence have him playing great golf and we are pleased that he trusts Nippon Shaft products to help him play his best.”

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.

Visit Nippon Shaft HERE

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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