AUGUST, GA. (AP) – Hideki Matsuyaman presented the biggest green prize of all to Japan Aponia with crazy golf.
Ten years later, when Matsuyama made a great debut as the Best Amateur at Augusta National, he was vying for the top trophy on Sunday, winning the Masters to become the first Japanese winner of the green jacket.
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Moments ago, when Dustin John Onson helped him put on his green jacket, Matsuyama did not need an interpreter at Butler Cabin when he said in English:
This performance was so masterful that Matsuyama took his place in nine strokes before a few moments of drama. After four blows, he went to the two parts of the green, in the 5th to the 15th part, և it was firmly tied from the slope և in the pond of the 16th hole.
Matsuyama did well to leave in a jacket, և when Schauffele made the fourth straight bird, two shots were counted, three to play.
The next swing, but finished it. Schauffele’s Tee Shot on par-3 16th jump on a hill և dribbling into a pond. His third blow from the drip entered the gallery. He disappeared in three branches.
Do not worry, Matsuyama drilled three of his last four holes. The important thing was that this high step towards the 18th green only needed to explode from the bunkers to take two blows for victory.
That’s what he did – the last clown for a one-hit victory over 24-year-old rookie Will Zlatoris, who closed with 70’s remaining in practice just in case of the playoffs.
Matsuyama finished his 15th victory in the world with a score of 10 under 278, and his sixth in the PGA Tour.
He becomes the second person to win a major from an Asian country. South Korea’s YE Yang won the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine against Tiger Woods.