Thomas sets 72-hole record in Sony victory

Jan 16, 2017

Thomas sets 72-hole record in Sony victory

American Justin Thomas set the golf world alight at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday, completing the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history while leaving all, including Japanese hopes Hideki Matsuyama and Hideto Tanihara, in his wake. Thomas, who edged Matsuyama to ...

Thomas holds off Matsuyama to claim title

Jan 9, 2017

Thomas holds off Matsuyama to claim title

Justin Thomas kept reminding himself that a one-shot lead with two holes to play is never a bad place to be on the PGA Tour. Ignoring that his five-shot lead was nearly gone against Hideki Matsuyama, Thomas thought more about the great golf that ...

Matsuyama starts strong at Kapalua

Jan 6, 2017

Matsuyama starts strong at Kapalua

Hideki Matsuyama sits four shots off the lead after Thursday’s first round of the SBS Tournament of Champions. Matsuyama shot a bogey-free 4-under-par 69 to finish the day in a tie for seventh behind the United States’ day-one leader Jimmy Walker, who cut up ...

Matsuyama hopes to keep good times rolling in 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Matsuyama hopes to keep good times rolling in 2017

Unbeatable at the end of the year, Hideki Matsuyama went home to Japan and nearly met his match. His father. “It was close,” Matsuyama said, laughing as the translation was given in English. No score was revealed, though none was necessary. Matsuyama wrapped up ...

Matsuyama not getting carried away by stunning form

Dec 12, 2016

Matsuyama not getting carried away by stunning form

Hideki Matsuyama is not letting his end-of-year trophy extravaganza turn into a distraction, he said Monday, with his poor run of mid-season form ensuring he stays grounded ahead of next season. “I wrapped up in a good fashion, but there was a long period ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...