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Golf Central Podcast: What it’s like covering Hideki Matsuyama and writing on Masters deadline senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner were on site at Augusta National for Hideki Matsuyama’s historic win at the Masters Tournament. In this Golf Central Podcast, they discuss the challenges of covering Matsuyama and what it’s like filing in-depth stories on Sunday night of a major. Source link

Prime minister, Jumbo Ozaki, Isao Aoki praise Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win

TOKYO – Led by Japan’s prime minister, the country celebrated Hideki Matsuyama’s victory in the Masters – the first Japanese player to win at Augusta National and put on the famous green jacket. “It was really wonderful,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said with his country struggling to pull off the postponed Tokyo Olympics in just […]

Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and more on social media celebrate Hideki Matsuyama's Masters win

Hideki Matsuyama’s victory at the 85th Masters Tournament wasn’t just popular in his native Japan. Here’s a social media round up of notables who celebrated Matsuyama’s maiden major title. I want to send my heartfelt congratulations to Hideki Matsuyama for his Masters Tournament victory, and for being the first Japanese male golfer to win a […]

2021 Masters purse: What Hideki Matsuyama, Will Zalatoris and the rest made at Augusta

Hideki Matsuyama won the 85th Masters Tournament and, with it, over $2 million. Here’s a look at what the champion and the rest of the players who made the cut at Augusta National earned in money and FedExCup points: Finish   Player   FedEx   Earnings ($)   1 Hideki Matsuyama 600.00 2,070,000.00 2 Will Zalatoris – 1,242,000.00 T3 […]

2021 Masters: Hideki Matsuyama’s caddie shows respect to Augusta National

It’s a caddie tradition to remove the flag from the flagstick on the 18th green after your player wins a tournament. Hideki Matsuyama’s caddie, Shota Hayafuji, did that after his boss and friend won the Masters on Sunday. It’s a sentimental keepsake for a caddie, but Hayafuji displayed his own emotion as he returned the […]

2021 Masters: Hideki Matsuyama becomes first male Japanese player to win a major

Hideki Matsuyama became the first male player from Japan to win a major championship, claiming the Masters Tournament on Sunday. Here’s how the final round played out at Augusta National Golf Club: Leaderboard: Matsuyama (-10), Will Zalatoris (-9), Xander Schauffele (-7), Jordan Spieth (-7), Jon Rahm (-6), Marc Leishman (-6), Justin Rose (-5) What it […]

2021 Masters: After late arrival to Augusta, Jon Rahm wraps Masters with 6-under 66

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jon Rahm started his final round at the Masters more than two hours and 11 strokes behind front-runner Hideki Matsuyama. “I never really thought there was going to be a chance unless I posted a record-breaking score, which needed to be 9, 10 under,” Rahm said. The Spaniard didn’t go that deep […]

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