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Hideki Matsuyama disqualified from Memorial Tournament over golf club: ‘Just unfortunate set of circumstances’

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Chief referee Steve Rintoul explained that someone, who he declined to name, pointed out that Matsuyama’s 3-wood appeared to have noticeable white markings that were seemingly used for alignment.  Hideki Ma...

Hideki Matsuyama receives first PGA Tour disqualification for illegal club markings

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Hideki Matsuyama was disqualified during the opening round of the Memorial Tournament on Thursday after illegal markings were found on one of his clubs. The Japanese golfer, winner of the Masters in 2021, was ruled ...

Hideki Matsuyama out of Players Championship with back injury

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Bob Turner, who travels with and interprets for the Masters champion, says Matsuyama tweaked his neck and shoulder area at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and played through it on...

Hideki Matsuyama caps big rally with eagle to win Sony in playoff

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And when he finally looked up, he couldn't see one of the best shots of his career. In a sudden-death playoff with Russell Henley, Matsuyama hit a 3-wood from 276 yards, right into the sun, and had no idea that it se...

Late surge keeps Russell Henley ahead of Hideki Matsuyama at Sony Open

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He did just enough Saturday in the Sony Open, particularly over the final hour when he made key putts for birdie, par and one bogey. That led to a 3-under 67 and a two-shot lead over Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama...

Hideki Matsui, Sadaharu Oh serve as Olympic torch bearers at opening ceremony

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Naomi Osaka, who is representing Japan in the 2020 Olympics, took the torch up the stairs and lit the Olympic cauldron to signify the official start of the Games. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Baseball i...

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani breaks Hideki Matsui’s home run mark before All-Star break

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Ohtani hit his 32nd home run of the season off Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez in the fifth inning of Los Angeles’ 5-4 victory. His league-leading 32nd dinger set a record for most home runs in a single MLB ...

Tiger Woods congratulates Hideki Matsuyama on Masters victory: ‘Win will impact the entire golf world’

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Woods, even while recovering from serious leg injuries suffered in a horrific Los Angeles-area crash, watched the tournament and congratulated Matsuyama on winning the green jacket. Woods won the Masters in 2019 and ...

Hideki Matsuyama claims Masters title, first Japanese golfer to win major championship

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On Sunday, Matsuyama finished 10-under-par at the Masters and became the first male golfer from Japan to win one of golf’s major championships. Matsuyama held off Will Zalatoris, who finished one stroke behind him. M...