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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 ...

Matsuyama holds three-stroke lead after two rounds in Shanghai

Oct 28, 2016

Matsuyama holds three-stroke lead after two rounds in Shanghai

Hideki Matsuyama carded a sizzling round of 7-under-par 65 to seize the lead at the midway point of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions on Friday. Teeing off tied for third, Matsuyama brandished a hot putter at Sheshan International Golf Club, nailing nine birdies against ...

Oct 27, 2016

Matsuyama shoots 6-under 66 in opening round at HSBC Champions

World No. 10 Hideki Matsuyama got off to a solid start at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions on Thursday, carding a 6-under-par 66 for a tie for third place. Matsuyama, who last week become only the fourth Japanese golfer in history to make the ...

Matsuyama cracks into world top 10 rankings

Oct 24, 2016

Matsuyama cracks into world top 10 rankings

Hideki Matsuyama has claimed 10th spot in the world golf rankings, the first time in 18 years that a Japanese has been named among the top 10 male professional golfers, according to the latest ranking announced Sunday. The 24-year-old Matsuyama, whose previous best was ...

Matsuyama settles for second at CIMB Classic

Oct 23, 2016

Matsuyama settles for second at CIMB Classic

Hideki Matsuyama finished runner-up at the CIMB Classic on Sunday, his six-birdie 66 not enough to catch American Justin Thomas as the defending champ raced to his second straight title. Matsuyama, who started the day tied for fourth, had three birdies on either side ...

Oct 21, 2016

Tiger still targeting Nicklaus' mark

Tiger Woods says he still believes he can beat Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major victories despite the injury layoff that has left him sidelined for more than a year. The 40-year-old former world No. 1 told TV program “Charlie Rose: This Week on ...

Matsuyama captures Japan Open title for first time

Oct 16, 2016

Matsuyama captures Japan Open title for first time

U.S. PGA Tour regular Hideki Matsuyama won the Japan Open Golf Championship, holding on to his overnight lead after carding a 1-under-par 69 in the final round Sunday. He rolled in five birdies and four bogeys for a total of 5-under 275 over four ...

Hataoka becomes youngest-ever golfer on Japan pro tour

Oct 10, 2016

Hataoka becomes youngest-ever golfer on Japan pro tour

Nasa Hataoka became the youngest golfer on the Japan Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association tour on Monday at the age of 17 years and eight months. Hataoka, who on Oct. 2 became the first amateur to win one of four major tournaments on the tour, ...

Tiger set to return after layoff

Oct 8, 2016

Tiger set to return after layoff

Tiger Woods confirmed Friday that he will return to action in California next week after a 14-month absence as he attempts to resurrect his flagging career. The 14-time major winner has not played since August 2015, undergoing surgery late last year to cure a ...