Matsuyama earns first domestic win of season

Nov 23, 2014

Matsuyama earns first domestic win of season

Hideki Matsuyama, who plays primarily on the U.S. PGA tour, won his first domestic event of the year on Sunday, beating Hiroshi Iwata in a playoff to capture the JGTO’s Dunlop Phoenix title. Matsuyama started the day with a two stroke lead and shot ...

Matsuyama holds lead after 36 holes at Dunlop Phoenix Tournament

Nov 21, 2014

Matsuyama holds lead after 36 holes at Dunlop Phoenix Tournament

Hideki Matsuyama produced flashes of sheer brilliance to conjure a seven-under-par 64 on Friday, snatching a one-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament. The 22-year-old, who claimed his maiden victory on the U.S. PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament earlier ...

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Oct 18, 2014

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Hideki Matsuyama rescued a tough day with a 16th-hole eagle on Friday as he managed an even-par, second-round 71 and fell into a tie for 22nd at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. In addition to his eagle, Matsuyama carded two birdies against four ...

Matsuyama qualifies for season-ending Tour Championship

Sep 8, 2014

Matsuyama qualifies for season-ending Tour Championship

Hideki Matsuyama qualified for next week’s Tour Championship after finishing 20th with a 4-under 276 at the BMW Championship on Sunday. The result left Matsuyama 28th in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 30 appear in the Tour Championship starting Thursday, which allowed Matsuyama ...

Garcia takes control in second round

Sep 6, 2014

Garcia takes control in second round

Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday. They carried him to a 6-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship on ever-changing Cherry Hills. Garcia holed out from a greenside bunker ...

Aug 16, 2014

Ishikawa in hunt for first PGA title

Ryo Ishikawa put himself in contention for his first PGA title on Friday, when he fired in nine birdies for an 8-under-par 62 to sit two strokes off the lead at the Wyndham Championship. Ishikawa is tied for seventh, two strokes back of joint ...

McIlroy surges to lead at PGA

Aug 9, 2014

McIlroy surges to lead at PGA

Rory McIlroy is making this PGA Championship feel like 2000 all over again at Valhalla. Back then, it was Tiger Woods who was making the game look easy as he started to pile up majors. Now it’s McIlroy, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland who ...

McIlroy takes charge at Open

Jul 19, 2014

McIlroy takes charge at Open

Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his commanding performance Friday at the British Open. ...

Matsuyama chasing history at British Open

Jul 16, 2014

Matsuyama chasing history at British Open

Fast-rising star Hideki Matsuyama is one of the dark horses set to tee off at the British Open on Thursday as he bids to become the first Japanese player to win a major. The 22-year-old has caused a storm since winning his first event ...

Ishikawa wins playoff for first victory in two years

Jul 6, 2014

Ishikawa wins playoff for first victory in two years

Ryo Ishikawa won a playoff against Komei Oda to capture his first title on the Japan tour in two years at the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational on Sunday. Ishikawa teed off in a share of third place at The North Country Club in Chitose, Hokkaido, ...

Kaymer protects lead amid tough conditions

Jun 15, 2014

Kaymer protects lead amid tough conditions

A tough Pinehurst No. 2 tried to make a game out of this U.S. Open. Martin Kaymer always had an answer. Already with one bogey on his card, Kaymer’s tee shot on No. 4 was so deep into the trees that his golf ball ...

Jun 10, 2014

Matsuyama aims for first major title

On cloud nine after winning his first title on the U.S. PGA tour, the next biggest challenge for Hideki Matsuyama is becoming the first Japanese golfer to win a major tournament. Matsuyama, 22, will get that opportunity when he tees off this Thursday in ...