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Matsuyama silences Tiger's roar, leads event by seven shots

Tiger Woods raised his right index finger in the air when he holed a long bunker shot, his fourth birdie in five holes that put him within two shots of the lead early in the third round Saturday of the Hero World Challenge. He couldn’t sustain it, missing too many ...

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Dec 3, 2016

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Hideki Matsuyama, making the most of a hot putter, shot a five-under par 67 Friday to match U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson for the lead at the Hero World Challenge. Sixth-ranked Matsuyama, coming off three Asian triumphs in the past six weeks, moved even ...

Tiger makes long-awaited return to golf

Dec 2, 2016

Tiger makes long-awaited return to golf

Hardly looking like a player who had not competed in 466 days, Tiger Woods ran off three straight birdies with a variety of shots and was tied for the lead in the Hero World Challenge on Thursday as he approached the turn. Three shots ...

Dec 1, 2016

Hataoka starts strong in qualifying school

Teenager Nasa Hataoka got off to a strong start in her bid to earn a tour card on the U.S. LPGA Tour for next season, shooting a 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday for a tie for third place in the first round of the final ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa finish sixth at golf World Cup

Nov 27, 2016

Matsuyama, Ishikawa finish sixth at golf World Cup

The Japanese pair of Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa finished in a tie for sixth at the ISPS Handa World Cup on Sunday, holing out of the tournament at 14 under and six strokes behind winners Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark. Starting ...

Matsuyama prepares for World Cup

Nov 23, 2016

Matsuyama prepares for World Cup

Japanese ace Hideki Matsuyama has already left his imprint on the World Cup, much to the despair of the course superintendent of host golf club Kingston Heath. Matsuyama spent so long on the practice putting green in stifling heat on Monday that his footmarks ...

Hataoka hoping to earn spot on U.S. LPGA Tour

Nov 19, 2016

Hataoka hoping to earn spot on U.S. LPGA Tour

Seventeen-year-old Nasa Hataoka headed the United States on Saturday ahead of her bid to qualify for the U.S. LPGA Tour for next season. Hataoka became the first amateur and youngest player to earn a victory in a major tournament on the Japan LPGA Tour ...

Nov 18, 2016

Iwata cards 7-under 65 in opening round at RSM Classic

Hiroshi Iwata shot a 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to earn a share of fourth place after the first round of the PGA’s RSM Classic. Iwata carded an eagle and five birdies against one bogey to equal the best score of the day on Seaside ...

Nov 13, 2016

Matsuyama takes title at Taiheiyo Masters

Hideki Matsuyama rewrote the tournament record for the lowest 72-hole stroke total by one with a 23-under-par 265, leading all four days en route to victory at the Taiheiyo Masters golf tournament Sunday. The seven-shot victory over South Korean Song Young-han at Taiheiyo Club ...

Matsuyama sets sights on major

Oct 31, 2016

Matsuyama sets sights on major

Hideki Matsuyama set his sights firmly on winning a major after destroying a world-class field to become the first Asian to win a World Golf Championship at the weekend. The 24-year-old Matsuyama finished on 23 under par to win by seven shots — the ...

Matsuyama dominates in Shanghai for third PGA tour title

Oct 30, 2016

Matsuyama dominates in Shanghai for third PGA tour title

Hideki Matsuyama waved to a cheering crowd from the top balcony of a corporate suite over the 18th green at Sheshan International, where moments earlier he finished up a thorough beating of a world-class field in the HSBC Champions. He never felt higher. His ...

Oct 29, 2016

Matsuyama keeps three-shot lead

Hideki Matsuyama took advantage of the par 5s for a 4-under 68 and maintained his three-shot lead in the HSBC Champions on Saturday. Matsuyama played bogey-free at Sheshan International for the first time all week. He didn’t produce as many birdies, picking up three ...