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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...

Masters champion Matsuyama wins by 5 shots in Japan

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It was Matsuyama's first PGA Tour win in his native Japan, although he's only had one previous attempt. In 2019, Tiger Woods won the inaugural Zozo Championship, the first PGA Tour event in Japan, and last year the t...

Matsuyama has 1-stroke, 3rd-round lead at Zozo Championship

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Matsuyama trailed by a stroke after the first round, led by one after the second and had a 54-hole total of 10-under 200 on the par-70, 7,041-yard Narashino Country Club course. Cameron Tringale, who also shot 68, tr...

Masters champion Matsuyama takes 2nd-round lead at Zozo

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Matsuyama, who trailed by a stroke after the first round following a 64 on the par-70, 7,041-yard Narashino Country Club course, had a two-round total of 8-under 132. Temperatures dropped to as low as 12 degrees Cels...

Matsuyama has green jacket and seeks gold in home Olympics

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Heroes won't be hard to identify. All the stars — most of them, anyway — will be at Kasumigaseki Country Club for the Tokyo Olympics, and one in particular stands out. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Hide...

Matsuyama tests positive for COVID, withdraws in Detroit

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The PGA Tour made the announcement Friday just before Matsuyama was scheduled to start his second round. Tour officials were unable to say whether Matsuyama has been vaccinated. "I will take all the necessary precaut...

Column: Matsuyama goes from inspiration to Masters champion

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Hideki Matsuyama is now both. "I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the members of Augusta National," Matsuyama said on the night before he became Japan's first Masters champion. "Because I wouldn't be here today withou...

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...

Matsuyama has 4-shot lead on last day at Masters

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Hideki Matsuyama takes a four-shot lead into the final round. He is trying to become the first Japanese player to win a major and the second major champion from an Asian country. (The first was Y.E. Yang of South Kor...