Spieth wins British Open with thrilling final round

/ Jul 24, 2017

Spieth wins British Open with thrilling final round

During one of Jordan Spieth's many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan. The message: "You belong ...

Rahm cruises to victory at Irish Open

/ Jul 10, 2017

Rahm cruises to victory at Irish Open

Jon Rahm enhanced his burgeoning reputation by winning the Irish Open by six strokes and a record tournament score on Sunday, shooting a 7-under 65 in the final round. The 22-year-old Rahm, one of the hottest young players in world golf, holed out from 150 ...

Matsuyama four shots back at Irish Open

/ Jul 8, 2017

Matsuyama four shots back at Irish Open

World No. 2 Hideki Matsuyama fired a 4-under-par 68 Friday to sit in a share of eighth place after the second round of the Irish Open. Matsuyama had six birdies and two bogeys in blustery conditions at Portstewart Golf Club, while compatriot Hideto Tanihara sizzled ...

McIlroy lauds Matsuyama ahead of Irish Open

/ Jul 5, 2017

McIlroy lauds Matsuyama ahead of Irish Open

Rory McIlroy has singled out world No. 2 Hideki Matsuyama for special praise ahead of this week's Irish Open at Portstewart. Matsuyama is the highest-ranked player in this Irish field and two spots higher than McIlroy, who was bumped back to No. 3 by the ...

Nishikori, Miyazato hail Matsuyama

/ Jun 22, 2017

Nishikori, Miyazato hail Matsuyama

Kei Nishikori on Tuesday heaped praise on his "amazing" countryman Hideki Matsuyama for reaching No. 2 in the PGA Tour rankings, the best ever position for a Japanese male golfer. But while he offered major praise, Nishikori hinted that he feels Matsuyama is not getting ...

Late run gives Matsuyama tie for second at U.S. Open

/ Jun 19, 2017

Late run gives Matsuyama tie for second at U.S. Open

On the last day of the U.S. Open, Hideki Matsuyama was better than everyone else. Better than Brian Harman, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and the rest of the congested leaderboard. Just not good enough. Matsuyama shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to pull within one of ...

Matsuyama falls; Thomas soars with 63

/ Jun 18, 2017

Matsuyama falls; Thomas soars with 63

Hideki Matsuyama carded a 1-under-par 71 Saturday to fall into a three-way tie for 14th place after the third round of the U.S. Open, standing six shots behind leader Brian Harman. Matsuyama, who shot 65 Thursday to come to within two strokes of the lead ...

Matsuyama reaches Japanese-best No. 3 in world rankings

/ May 15, 2017

Matsuyama reaches Japanese-best No. 3 in world rankings

Hideki Matsuyama moved up one place to third in the latest world rankings list released Sunday, the highest placing ever achieved by a Japanese male golfer. Matsuyama, who finished in a tie for 22nd at the Players Championship on Sunday, overtook Australia's Jason Day in ...

Matsuyama implodes to leave Masters hopes in tatters

/ Apr 9, 2017

Matsuyama implodes to leave Masters hopes in tatters

Hideki Matsuyama dropped 12 notches into a four-way tie for 28th with a total of 4-over-par 220 after the third round of the Masters on Saturday. Matsuyama had an inconsistent round of 2-over 74 that included an eagle, a birdie, three bogeys and a double ...