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Hideki Matsuyama |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 170
College: Japan

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Hideki Matsuyama turned in a 3-under-par 34-35=69 for his opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship, checking up four swings in arrears of the clubhouse lead.
A favorite among gamers both because he's so good and he plays a ton -- he's 13-for-14 with seven top 10s this season -- Matsuyama didn't let us down yet again today. He rolled in six birdies on 13 chances, including a pair from 12-14 feet. That helped offset just 2-for-5 in scrambling with three bogeys, but Quail Hollow is no pushover, so any sub-70 is welcome. May 14 - 1:35 PM

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Hideki Matsuyama turned in a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of THE PLAYERS, good for sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

The 23-year-old from Japan bumped Troy Merritt and Ben Martin from their spot atop the leaderboard when he buried a birdie from 11'9" at the par-5 ninth hole, his last of the trot around TPC Sawgrass. Overall, he went 6-for-12 in scoring opportunities with six birdies. His longest clipped his last conversion by one inch at the par-3 13th. Matsuyama also poured in a par save from 10'11" at No. 6, but couldn't avoid a square at the par-4 first where he penciled in a 5. At the time he signed his card, he ranked inside the top 10 in both strokes-gained stats. A balanced attack works well on most tracks, but especially this Pete Dye design.
May 7 - 1:19 PM

Hideki Matsuyama made quick work of Kevin Na in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship during which he hung up a 5-and-4 pummeling.

In one of the more underrated bouts of the day, Matsuyama and Na traded respective wins at Nos. 2 and 3. They matched pars at 4 and 5 before Na lost Nos. 6 and 7 with bogeys. He turned in 1-down thanks to a birdie-2 at the ninth hole. Matsuyama then hit the gas. The 23-year-old buried birdies at 10, 12, 13 and 14, the last clinching the win. He sailed into the round of 16 with a 3-0 record. Na settled at 1-2.
May 1 - 9:14 PM

It took a while to develop, but Hideki Matsuyama logged a 2-up victory over Joost Luiten in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Matsuyama opened bogey-par-bogey and promptly sat 2-down after three holes. Somehow, both parred the next 10 holes before the Japanese broke the silence with birdie-wins at 14, 15 and 16. The latter yielded the lead. After trading pars at the par-3 17th, Matsuyama walked off with an eagle-3 to Luiten's 4. Now 2-0, Matsuyama will go for the berth into the round of 16 on Friday against Kevin Na (1-1). Luiten (1-1) will face Alexander Levy (0-2).
Apr 30 - 7:12 PM

Hideki Matsuyama rolled to a 5-and-4 victory over Alexander Levy in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Matsuyama fired the first shot with a birdie-4 at the first hole. He retained the lead, but didn't really step on the gas until connecting birdies at 11, 12 and 13 to open a 4-up margin. Levy's bogey-5 at 14 was all she wrote for the Frenchman in his debut in the tournament. Overall, Matsuyama buried five birdies again just one bogey. The 23-year-old talent from Japan will square off against Joost Luiten in the second round. Levy will attempt to remain mathematically alive against Kevin Na.
Apr 29 - 9:16 PM

Hideki Matsuyama enters this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship with a 1-2 career match-play record on his resume.

The Japanese phenom won his 2014 WGC-Match Play debut against Martin Kaymer before falling to Graeme McDowell in round two. Prior to that, he was taken down by Hunter Mahan at the 2013 Presidents Cup. Both Mahan and McDowell are two of the toughest outs when it comes to match play. Matsuyama will kick off this week with matches against Joost Luiten, Kevin Na, and Alexander Levy. Gamers should consider Matsuyama the favorite to advance, but also be very aware of Luiten's match-play prowess.
Apr 28 - 9:40 PM

Hideki Matsuyama enjoyed a bogey-free, 6-under-par 35-31=66 in today's final round of the 79th Masters to post 11-under 277, good for sole possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Matsuyama went 6-for-6 in scrambling and picked off an eagle-3 at the 13th hole to highlight five par breakers. The set featured birdies at the par-4 10th, 11th and 18th holes. He signed his card sitting T4 on the leaderboard. His best finish in a major upon arrival was a T6 at the 2013 Open Championship. This will mark his first top 25 in four starts at Augusta National and fourth top 10 in eight starts in 2015.
Apr 12 - 6:16 PM

Hideki Matsuyama enjoyed a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in today's third round of the Masters, posting 5-under 211, one stroke adrift of the 54-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

He landed 13 greens in regulation and collected some crystal at the par-5 eighth hole where he pitched in from inside 60 yards. It's his second eagle of the tournament. Elsewhere, Matsuyama traded three birdies with three bogeys, including a 5 at the par-4 18th. He's signed for red numbers following each round this week. In 10 previous rounds dating back to his debut in 2011, Matsuyama connected for, you guessed it, three red numbers, one in each trip.
Apr 11 - 5:45 PM

Hideki Matsuyama reached the halfway point of the 79th Masters in 3-under-par 71-70=141 and sits 11 strokes off the 36-hole lead.

Matsuyama is in great shape, but he's going to have to take it deep to contend for his first victory in a major. The 23-year-old has landed 25 greens in regulation and squared six bogeys, but he's countered with an eagle and seven birdies. Today's set of par breakers featured a marvelous approach into the par-5 second where he penciled in a 3. He also chipped in for birdie at the par-3 12th where his tee ball kindly came to rest on top of the bank beside Rae's Creek.
Apr 10 - 6:57 PM

Hideki Matsuyama capped off his first visit to the Arnold Palmer Invitational in style with a final-round, 4-under-par 35-33=68 and a four-day total of 8-under 280.

Matsuyama continues to prove that it doesn't matter if he has played a venue before, he continues to have success. Coming into this week, he had logged five top 10s in 10 events on his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, good enough to rank him 13th on the FedExCup points list. While not in contention to win the title or add a top 10 this week, he has to be pleased with his effort.
Mar 22 - 3:44 PM

Hideki Matsuyama settled for a 4-over-par 40-36=76 in today's opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Matsuyama is back in action following time off to rest his left wrist, which has bothered him on and off for over a year. He opened par-par before burying a birdie look from 17'5" at the par-5 12th. After another par at 13, the wheels went flying off. Matsuyama squared six consecutive bogeys and added one more at No. 3. Even birdies at 7 and 8 couldn't save what goes in the books as his highest score on the PGA TOUR since a second-round 79 at the 2014 RBC Heritage.
Mar 5 - 4:40 PM

In a brief update at the Japanese-language edition of, it was reported that Hideki Matsuyama experienced discomfort in his left wrist at the Northern Trust Open (where he tied for fourth place).

It's an old injury that essentially flared up. In fact, he withdrew with the same with only one round in the books of last year's Honda Classic. So, rather than risk making it worse this time around, Matsuyama will rest and treat it until he's scheduled to play in next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. He's further motivated not to push the envelope with the Masters within two months from now. The time off won't be without a notable occasion, however. The PGA TOUR winner will celebrate his 23rd birthday on Wednesday of this week.
Feb 24 - 2:38 AM

Hideki Matsuyama has been removed from the published field of this week's Honda Classic.

It was at this event a year ago that the Japanese phenom withdrew before his second round with a wrist injury. He's exempt into next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship where he tied for 34th in his debut last year. Matsuyama has four top-four finishes in his last six official starts, including a back-door T4 at Riviera on Sunday.
Feb 23 - 3:00 PM

Hideki Matsuyama birdied his last two holes in the final round of the Northern Trust Open to post a 4-under-par 33-34=67 to secure a top-10 finish.

Matsuyama ends the week at 5-under 279 and is the clubhouse leader. His round featured six birdies and two bogeys, with a 21'1" birdie at the par-3 sixth the obvious highlight. He landed 14 greens in regulation and gained well over four strokes tee-to-green. This marks his fifth top-10 finish in just nine start on the 2014-15 campaign.
Feb 22 - 5:22 PM

Hideki Matsuyama signed for a 4-under-par 31-36=67 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and ended his week one off the lead at 14-under 270.

Matsuyama began his day at TPC Scottsdale with a bang, holing out from 129 yards for an eagle on the par-4 first hole. He would add a birdie on the par-5 third hole and a 13-foot birdie on the par-4 fifth hole to go with six pars on the front. He took the lead by himself with a birdie on the par-5 13th, but handed that stroke back with a three-putt bogey on the par-4 14th. He had a chance to tie Brooks Koepka with a birdie putt on the final hole, but never scared the edge from 18'1". With this performance, he moves from 15th to 10th in the FedExCup standings.
Feb 1 - 6:05 PM