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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 ...

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 ...