Nippon ShaftSteel shaft products were playing through the bags of both the winner and runner-up at the US Women’s Open, which ended in an untimely death at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
The winner – Yuka Sasu – who tied with the youngest-ever US Open champion at 19 years, 11 months and 17 days – used the NSPRO MODUS³ model. Steel poles in their irons and pegs to claim the title, with a birdie on the first hole in a sudden death playoff.
Japanese runner-up NASA Hataoka, 22, used Nippon Shaft’s NSPRO 950GH. Steel posts in her irons and pegs on her way to her 4-under organizational set and 2 pars in the overall portion of the playoff. She has been playing LPGA since 2017 and has three wins. She paid in second place $594,000.
This was the Nippon Shaft’s Modus Series’ 239th victory on the professional world tour.
“Nippon Shaft is pleased to congratulate the winner and runner-up at this year’s exciting US Women’s Open, the richest and most prestigious tournament in women’s golf,” said Hiro Fukuda, Director of Sales and Marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Both players have tasked Nippon Shaft with producing high-quality tools for success, a belief we take very seriously for them and the hundreds of other top World Tour players who depend on us for the best in-game shafts.”
Over 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour, and Korn Ferry Tour use MODUS³ Series steel shafts from Nippon Shaft to help obtain desired distance, accuracy and trajectory.