• Age
    26
  • Turned Pro
    2013
  • Previous Opens
    6

Hideki Matsuyama

Produced one of the rounds of 2017 when he closed the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone with a 61 to triumph by five. It was his second WGC title – and his first at the 2016 HSBC Champions in Shanghai came by a seven-stroke margin. 

Qualification

Hideki Matsuyama is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
  • 2013

    Open debut

  • T-6th Muirfield 2013

    Best open finish

  • All sports, Photography

    Specialist Interests

Hideki matsuyama at the 147th open

Produced one of the rounds of 2017 when he closed the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone with a 61 to triumph by five. It was his second WGC title – and his first at the 2016 HSBC Champions in Shanghai came by a seven-stroke margin.

Finished that year spectacularly with four victories and a second place in five worldwide events, then added a successful defence of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and by finishing joint runner-up to Brooks Koepka at the 2017 US Open rose to second in the world, the best position ever achieved by a Japanese golfer. 

As an amateur he topped the world rankings, was a World University Games gold medallist, achieved back-to-back Asian championships, made the cut at the 2011 and 2012 Masters and won the first of eight Japan Tour titles. On turning professional in 2013 he became the first rookie to top their money list and was 10th and sixth respectively on his debuts at the US Open and The Open.

Back-to-back top seven finishes in The Masters followed and he tied for fourth in the 2017 PGA Championship. Also has three Presidents Cup caps.

Qualification

Hideki Matsuyama is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 2017
T14
68
72
66
72
278
-2
Royal Troon 2016
M/C
72
78
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2015
T18
72
66
71
71
280
-8
Royal Liverpool 2014
T39
69
74
73
71
287
-1
Muirfield 2013
T6
71
73
72
70
286
2

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