Golf News for September 4, 2013
Presidents Cup Teams Announced
Automatic qualifiers for the Presidents Cup teams were announced yesterday. For the US, that includes Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, and Zach Johnson.
The International Team will include Adam Scott, Jason Day, Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Hideki Matsuyama, Branden Grace, Richard Sterne, Angel Cabrera, and Graham DeLaet.
The captains will round out the teams with captains picks today.
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Nippon Shafts Win on PGA, LPGA, and LET
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2013) – Nippon Shaft players won four professional tournaments on men’s and women’s tours around the world, including the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and the Japan LPGA Tour. And on the European Tour, Nippon Shaft finished in second place.
The winner of the PGA TOUR’s Deutsche Bank Championship used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X flex in his irons to shoot 22-under par 262 on rounds of 67-63-66-66 to capture the second event in the FedExCup Playoffs and take over the No. 1 position in the FedExCup points race. It was the 37-year-old Swede’s fifth top three finish in his last six PGA TOUR events. The victory paid a winner’s check worth $1.44 million. The champion currently leads in points on both the FedExCup and the Race for Dubai.
On the LPGA Tour, the winner of the Safeway Classic played the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 S flex to shoot a 20-under par total 268, on rounds of 68-63-70-67 at Columbia Edgewater in Portland, Ore. It was the 32-year-old Norwegian Solheim Cup star’s second victory at the Safeway in the last three years and her 12th on the LPGA Tour. She earned a winner’s check of $195,000.
Meanwhile, the winner of the 54-hole Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open recorded her 11th career victory using the N.S. PRO 950GH Nippon Shaft in her irons. Scotland’s 44-year-old Solheim Cup star shot an 8-under par total of 208 on rounds of 71-67-70 at Archerfield Links in East Lothian to win the title for the second time in three years. She earned $42,000, with her husband caddying for her.
At the Japan LPGA Nitori Ladies, the 26-year-old South Korean champion utilized the N.S. PRO 950GH in her irons to help her shoot a final round 65 and win by two shots at Katsura Golf Club. It was her 13th victory on the Japan LPGA.
And on the European Tour, the second-place finisher used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX flex shaft in his irons to finish at 6-under 278 on rounds of 69-70-67-72 at the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor in Wales. The American earned $307,000 for his runner-up finish.
“Nippon Shaft is extremely proud to have played a role in the incredible accomplishments of these great players, who utilize our products to help them play their best,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for the Japan-based company. “We send all of them a heartfelt congratulations.”
In 2012, Nippon Shaft recorded more than 50 victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.