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  • Turned Pro
    2013
  • Previous Opens
    6

Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama
Became Asia’s first male major champion with a one-stroke victory over Will Zalatoris at the 2021 Masters.

Hideki matsuyama at the 147th open

Became Asia’s first male major champion with a one-stroke victory over Will Zalatoris at the 2021 Masters. 

The former world No. 2 had gone nearly four years without a victory and had no top-10 finishes in 2021 before ending those droughts in spectacular style. He could not play at Royal St George's three months later, however, after contracting Covid.

Matsuyama was the joint runner-up behind Brooks Koepka at the 2017 US Open and two months later 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. He finished that year spectacularly with four victories and a second place in five worldwide events and now has nine PGA Tour titles, most recently the Genesis Invitational in February when a closing 62 swept him from six behind to a three-stroke victory.

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, while he was 10th and sixth respectively on his debuts at the US Open and The Open. Has played in the last five Presidents Cup matches.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Liverpool 2023
T13
70
72
69
70
281
-3
St Andrews 2022
T68
71
72
76
67
286
-2
Royal Portrush 2019
m/c
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
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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