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 ...

Hoffman fires 65 to lead Masters

/ Apr 7, 2017

Hoffman fires 65 to lead Masters

Dustin Johnson withdrawing from the Masters was shocking enough. Then Charley Hoffman delivered a surprise of his own. In a raging wind that left most players celebrating anything around par, Hoffman ran off seven birdies over his last 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under ...

Matsuyama looking to rekindle fire at Masters

/ Apr 5, 2017

Matsuyama looking to rekindle fire at Masters

Fourth-ranked Hideki Matsuyama will try to become Japan’s first male major golf champion by winning this week’s Masters, but admits his form has cooled from a sizzling late-2016 run. The 25-year-old Asian No. 1 ended last year with wins at the Japan Open, the ...

Johnson begins first stint at No .1 with win

/ Mar 6, 2017

Johnson begins first stint at No .1 with win

Dustin Johnson didn’t flinch when a challenge arrived out of nowhere Sunday, playing mistake-free over the final five holes to win the Mexico Championship in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world. Johnson’s four-shot lead going to the back nine turned ...

Matsuyama moves up to fourth in world rankings

/ Feb 27, 2017

Matsuyama moves up to fourth in world rankings

Hideki Matsuyama moved up a place to fourth in the world golf rankings released Sunday, matching the highest-ever position by a Japanese male player. Matsuyama did not play in the latest event on the tour but he replaces Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in fourth place. ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

/ Feb 19, 2017

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Hideki Matsuyama failed to make the cut for the first time this season as he, along with Ryo Ishikawa, made an early exit from the Genesis Open on Saturday. A day after making six bogeys in an incomplete second round that was suspended due ...

Matsuyama falls four behind leader An after three rounds

/ Feb 5, 2017

Matsuyama falls four behind leader An after three rounds

World No. 5 Hideki Matsuyama shot a 3-under-par 68 but dropped four strokes behind the leader on Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Matsuyama, the tournament’s defending champion, had a rough third round, carding six birdies and three bogeys to finish the day ...

/ Feb 4, 2017

Matsuyama cards 68, is tied for third

Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama remained a stroke back of the leaders at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday after a 3-under-par 68 in the second round. The world No. 5 carded four birdies at the Tournament Players Club and sits in a four-way ...