Matsuyama holds on to win third straight tournament

Dec 5, 2016

Matsuyama holds on to win third straight tournament

Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching that 1997 Masters victory on videotape. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet another trophy. Right now, the Japanese star can’t seem to lose. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...