Hideki Matsuyama

Thomas wins PGA Championship for first major title

Thomas wins PGA Championship for first major title

Published 14/08/2017

Justin Thomas capped off a major season that belonged to an aggressive new breed of fearless young Americans when he stormed to a two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday. [more…]

Japanese turn out to cheer on Matsuyama at PGA

Japanese turn out to cheer on Matsuyama at PGA

Published 14/08/2017

Hideki Matsuyama was in the thick of the battle for the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow on Sunday but finished three back in his quest to become the first Japanese male to win a golf major. [more…]

Zach Johnson, Pieters share lead at Firestone

Zach Johnson, Pieters share lead at Firestone

Published 06/08/2017

Late birdies from Thomas Pieters and Zach Johnson gave the duo a share of the lead after the third round of the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday. [more…]

Major change as Koepka wins U.S. Open

Major change as Koepka wins U.S. Open

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Hartford, WI, USA- Brooks Koepka holds up the U.S. Open Championship trophy after the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

The winds of change were blowing at the U.S. Open on Sunday as Brooks Koepka sailed to a four-stroke victory at Erin Hills, making it the seventh consecutive major that has crowned a first-time winner.

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Matsuyama joins Aoki as major runner-up from Japan

Matsuyama joins Aoki as major runner-up from Japan

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Hideki Matsuyama putts on the eighth green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hideki Matsuyama finished like a champion, firing the best score of the final round at the U.S. Open on Sunday but despite his six-under-par 66 had to settle for a tie for second place at Erin Hills.

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Golf: Matsuyama eager to deliver Augusta joy to Japan

Golf: Matsuyama eager to deliver Augusta joy to Japan

Published 02/04/2017

Mar 23, 2017- Austin, TX, USA- Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays Ross Fisher of England during the second round of the World Golf Classic - Dell Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

During a normal week on the PGA Tour, Hideki Matsuyama might find himself shadowed by five-to-10 Japanese media outlets tracking his every swing like unofficial scorekeepers.

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Johnson stays perfect, McIlroy eliminated at Match Play

Johnson stays perfect, McIlroy eliminated at Match Play

Published 24/03/2017

Mar 23, 2017- Austin, TX, USA- Martin Kaymer of Germany plays against Dustin Johnson of the United States during the second round of the World Golf Classic - Dell Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

World number one Dustin Johnson continued his perfect record at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Thursday while number two Rory McIlroy was eliminated without even setting foot on the course.

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Golf: Johnson handed major challenge at WGC-Dell Match Play

Golf: Johnson handed major challenge at WGC-Dell Match Play

Published 21/03/2017

Mar 5, 2017- Mexico City, MEX- Dustin Johnson reacts after a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the WGC - Mexico Championship golf tournament at Club de Golf Chapultepec. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

World number one Dustin Johnson has the hottest hand in golf and will need to keep that form heading into Wednesday's WGC-Dell Match Play tournament after being grouped with a trio of major champions.

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Matsuyama defends Phoenix Open title with playoff win

Matsuyama defends Phoenix Open title with playoff win

Published 06/02/2017

Feb 5, 2017- Scottsdale, AZ, USA- Hideki Matsuyama celebrates after winning the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale. Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Japan's red-hot Hideki Matsuyama maintained his sizzling run of form, successfully defending his Phoenix Open title with a gripping playoff victory over American Webb Simpson at the TPC Scottsdale in Arizona on Sunday.

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No doubting Thomas as American leads Matsuyama by two shots

No doubting Thomas as American leads Matsuyama by two shots

Published 08/01/2017

Jan 7, 2017- Maui, HI, USA- Fans watch PGA golfer Justin Thomas tees off on the first hole during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua Resort - The Plantation Course. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Thomas, hunting his third PGA Tour victory, seized a two-shot lead after the third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Saturday but has the game’s hottest player, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, in close pursuit.

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