MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 21, 2011) -- In a spectacular display of shot consistency and accuracy, Project X shafts chalked up the historic, eight-shot victory at the 2011 U.S. Open Championship at the Congressional Country Club.
Playing Project X in his irons, the 22-year-old U.S. Open champion shot a 16-under 268 to capture his first major win in grand fashion. In addition to setting new U.S. Open records for the lowest four-round total and for the most strokes under par, the champion hit 62 of the 72 greens in regulation and became the youngest U.S. Open winner since Bobby Jones in 1923.
"Everyone who witnessed the stunning and dominant performance at the U.S. Open this weekend saw history in the making, and we're very proud Project X shafts delivered the extreme performance needed to make it happen," says Scott Hennessy, president and CEO of True Temper Sports. "The Project X shafts played by this year's young champion were among the 135 sets of shafts by True Temper in play at the U.S. Open. True Temper shafts have helped set new records at Major tournaments for decades and our company is committed to continuing to drive golf shaft innovation and provide equipment solutions that produce wins."
The Project X line of shafts are proven winners, including the Project X graphite shaft which quickly established itself as the premier graphite shaft in the game today. The straight taper and short tip section of the Project X iron shafts provides maximum energy transfer with low spin rates required for penetrating iron shots.