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Name: - Hideki Matsuyama
Country: - Japan
Born : - February 25, 1992 in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2013

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Presidents Cup player (2013, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the Japan and US PGA Tours, including Japanese major championship and World Golf Championship titles.

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Matsuyama, who attended Tohoku Fukushi University, enjoyed an excellent amateur career, winning the Asian Amateur Championship in 2010, aged 18 years. A year later he won his first Japan Tour event (2011 Taiheiyo Masters) as an amateur, and also competed in The Masters at Augusta National, the first Japanese amateur to do so. At The Masters he won the Silver Cup as the lowest scoring amateur.

Matsuyama turned professional in April 2013. Since then he has started to amass an impressive collection of wins including a Japan Open title, World Golf Championships trophy and several victories on the Japan and US PGA Tours.

Top tournaments won by Hideki Matsuyama

2017Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale267 (-17)$1,206,000
Played as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Feb 2-5). Defending champion Matsuyama (Jpn) beat Webb Simspon (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 17th). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
2017Men WGCWGC - InvitationalFirestone CC264 (-16)$1,660,000
Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Zach Johnson (USA) finished 5 shots behind Matsuyama (Jpn), who won his second World Golf Championships title. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
2016Men JapanJapan OpenSayama GC275 (-5)¥40million
Played as the Japan Open (Oct 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Kyoung-hoon Lee (S Kor) and Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Matsuyama (Jpn), who claimed his first win in a Japanese major championship. [Sayama GC, Iruma, Saitama, Japan].
2016Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale270 (-14)$1,170,000
Played as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Feb 4-7). Matsuyama (Jpn) beat Rickie Fowler (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 17th), to win his second PGA Tour title. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
2016Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club (Gotemba)265 (-23)¥40million
Played as the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 10-13; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yong-hau Song (S Kor) finished 7 shots behind Matsuyama (Jpn). [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].
2016Men WGCWGC - ChampionsSheshan Intl.265 (-23)$1,620,000
Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (Oct 27-30; co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours). Second-placed Daniel Berger (USA) and Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 7 shots behind Matsuyama (Jpn), who became the first Japanese player to win an individual World Golf Championships event. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
2016Men AmericaWorld ChallengeAlbany Resort270 (-18)$1,000,000
Played as the Hero World Challenge (Dec 1-4; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Matsuyama (Jpn), who recorded his fourth win in his last five worldwide starts. [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].
2014Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn269 (-15)¥40million
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 20-23; Japan Tr event). Matsuyama (Jpn) beat Hiroshi Iwata (Jpn) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
2014Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village275 (-13)$1,116,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (May 28-Jun 1). First-time PGA Tour winner Matsuyama (Jpn) beat Kevin Na (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
2013Men JapanCasio World OpenKochi Kuroshio CC276 (-12)¥40million
Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 28-Dec 1; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind 21-year-old Matsuyama (Jpn), whose prize money ensured he became the first rookie to win the season-long Japan Golf Tour money list. [Kochi Kuroshio CC, Kochi, Jpn].
2013Men JapanDiamond CupOarai GC279 (-9)Yn24mill
Played as the Diamond Cup Golf (a Japan Tr event). Second-placed Hyung-sung Kim (S Kor), Brad Kennedy (Aus) and Sung-joon Park (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Matsuyama (Jpn). [Oarai GC, Oarai-machi, Ibaraki, Japan].
2013Men JapanFujisankei ClassicFujizakura CC275 (-9)Yn22mill
Played as the Fujisankei Classic (Japan Tr event). Tour rookie Matsuyama (Jpn) beat Hideto Tanihora (Jpn) and Sung-joon Park (S Kor) in a playoff, to win his third Japan Tour event in 2013. [Fujizakura CC, Yamanashi, Jpn].
2013Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Jpn Tr69.32n/a
Matsuyama (Jpn) recorded the season's lowest scoring average on the Japan Tour. Shingo Katayama (Jpn) was second with 69.91; Hyung-sung Kim (S Kor) was third with 70.21.
2013Men AwardsMoney Winner - Jpn TrYn201millsee Score
Matsuyama (Jpn) won the Japan Golf Tour 2013 Money List, with earnings of Yn201,076,781 on the Tour (incl winnings from Majors & WGC events). Hyung-sung Kim (S Kor) was second with Yn125,824,405; Shingo Katayama (Jpn) was third with Yn112,557,810. Matsuyama became the first rookie to win the Japan Tour money title.
2013Men JapanTsuruya OpenYamanohara GC266 (-18)Yn24mill
Played as the Tsuruya Open (Japan Tr event). Second-placed David Ho (USA) finished 1 shot behind Matsuyama (Jpn). [Yamanohara course, Yamanohara GC, Hyogo, Jpn].
2011Men AmateurAsia-Pacific AmateurSingapore Is. CC270 (-18)amateur
Played as the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (Sep 29-Oct 2). Second-placed Soo-min Lee (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Matsuyama (Jpn). [Singapore Island CC, Singapore].
2011Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club (Gotemba)203 (-4)amateur
Played as the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 10-13; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind 19-year-old amateur Matsuyama (Jpn), who recorded his first Japan Tour win. Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].
2010Men AmateurAsia-Pacific AmateurKasumigaseki CC269 (-15)amateur
Played as the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (Oct 7-10). Second-placed Tarquin MacManus (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Matsuyama (Jpn). [Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo].


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