Hideki Matsuyama

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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Golf: Matsuyama wins fourth tournament in five starts

Golf: Matsuyama wins fourth tournament in five starts

Published 05/12/2016

File Photo - Jul 31, 2016- Springfield, NJ, USA- Hideki Matsuyama watches his tee shot on the second hole during the Sunday round of the 2016 PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol GC - Lower Course. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, the hottest player in world golf over the past two months, survived a shaky back nine to clinch his fourth win in five starts with a two-stroke victory at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Sunday.

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Spieth claims wire-to-wire victory at Masters

Published 13/04/2015

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Young gun Jordan Spieth, evoking memories of Tiger Woods at Augusta National 18 years ago, added his name to golf's record [more…]