Hideki Matsuyama

Professional Golfer

Hideki Matsuyama was born in Matsuyama, Ehime, Shikoku, Japan on February 25th, 1992 and is the Professional Golfer. At the age of 32, Hideki Matsuyama biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
RPShowtime, The Mysterious Matsuyama
Date of Birth
February 25, 1992
Nationality
Japan
Place of Birth
Matsuyama, Ehime, Shikoku, Japan
Age
32 years old
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Networth
$19 Million
Profession
Golfer
Hideki Matsuyama Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 32 years old, Hideki Matsuyama has this physical status:

Height
180cm
Weight
90kg
Hair Color
Black
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Build
Athletic
Measurements
Not Available
Hideki Matsuyama Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Not Available
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Meitoku Gijuku Junior & Senior High School
Hideki Matsuyama Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Mei Matsuyama
Children
1
Dating / Affair
Mei Matsuyama (2017
Parents
Mikio Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama Career

Matsuyama turned professional in April 2013 and won his second professional tournament, the 2013 Tsuruya Open on the Japan Golf Tour. Five weeks later, Matsuyama won his third title on the Japan Golf Tour at the Diamond Cup Golf tournament. Following a top 10 finish at the 2013 U.S. Open, Matsuyama entered the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. He won his fourth Japan Golf Tour event in September at the Fujisankei Classic. Matsuyama would win his fifth Japan Golf Tour event in December at the Casio World Open. The win also made Matsuyama the first rookie to lead the Japan Tour's money list.

For 2014, Matsuyama qualified for the PGA Tour through non-member earnings. In just seven PGA Tour-sanctioned events, Matsuyama had six top-25 finishes, including a T-6 at the 2013 Open Championship.

Matsuyama earned his first PGA Tour win at the 2014 Memorial Tournament, beating Kevin Na in a playoff and moving to a career-high OWGR ranking of 13th. The win was the first for a Japanese player since Ryuji Imada in 2008. In his first full season as a PGA tour member, he finished 28th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Matsuyama would win his sixth Japan Golf Tour event late in the 2014 season. In November, the victory came at the Dunlop Phoenix in a playoff over Hiroshi Iwata.

Matsuyama finished fifth at the 2015 Masters Tournament, the best major finish of his career to that point. He finished 16th in the FedEx Cup standings. In 8–11 October, he played for the International Team in the 2015 Presidents Cup and went 2–1–1 (win–loss–half).

On 7 February 2016, Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a playoff with Rickie Fowler. He secured his victory on the fourth hole. The win moved him to 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest in his career.

On 16 October 2016, Matsuyama captured the Japan Open by three strokes over Yuta Ikeda and Lee Kyoung-hoon. The win was Matsuyama's first title at his country's national open and his seventh victory in Japan. The title gives Matsuyama victories in four of the Japan Golf Tour's five ¥200,000,000 events.

On 30 October 2016, Matsuyama followed up his Japan Open triumph by winning the WGC-HSBC Champions, colloquially known as "Asia's Major", in Shanghai. Matsuyama became the first Asian golfer to claim a World Golf Championship since the series was inaugurated in 1999. With the victory, Matsuyama rose to number 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest position and the second highest ever by a Japanese player after Masashi Ozaki, who achieved a ranking of fifth. He later moved up to fifth in the world after the Farmers Insurance Open. On 13 November 2016, Matsuyama won his second Taiheiyo Masters, following his victory as a 19-year-old amateur in 2011. He romped to a seven-shot win over South Korea's Song Young-han. On 4 December 2016, Matsuyama won the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Although he was the highest ranked male Japanese golfer at the time, Matsuyama withdrew from participating in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games out of concern about the 2016 Zika virus epidemic, which caused several of the world's top players to withdraw from the Olympic golf event.

In Matsuyama's return to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, he again entered a playoff on Sunday to defend his title, this time against Webb Simpson. On the fourth playoff hole, Matsuyama made birdie to win the tournament for the second time in as many years. After finishing second in the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, while the top three players in the world at the time (Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day) failed to make the cut, Matsuyama reached 2nd in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest ever, and the highest ever for a male Japanese golfer.

The 2017 season has been a breakthrough year with Matsuyama winning three Tour titles, including his first World Golf Championship, and three second-place finishes in his first 15 events, as well as winning $5,945,990, putting him second on the money list behind Dustin Johnson, before the month of July. He then won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August, shooting a course record-tying 61 in the final round to win by five strokes.

At the 2017 PGA Championship, Matsuyama had opening rounds of 70–64 to share the 36-hold lead, with Kevin Kisner at Quail Hollow.

In December 2019, Matsuyama played on the International team at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The U.S. team won, 16–14. Matsuyama went 2–1–1 and halved his Sunday singles match against Tony Finau.

On 11 April 2021, Matsuyama won the Masters Tournament, becoming both the first Japanese player and the first Asian-born player to win the tournament. He finished with an overall score of 278 (−10), one shot ahead of runner-up Will Zalatoris. At the conclusion of the tournament, Matsuyama's caddie, Shota Hayafuji, bowed to the 18th fairway of the Augusta course as a gesture of Japanese respect.

In August, Matsuyama finished in a tie for 3rd place at the Olympic Games. He lost in a 7-man playoff for the bronze medal. The following week Matsuyama was tied for the lead after 72 holes at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He was beaten in the playoff when Abraham Ancer birdied the second extra hole.

In October 2021, Matsuyama won the Zozo Championship at Narashino Country Club. The Zozo Championship is the only PGA Tour event held in Japan. Matsuyama won by five strokes over Cameron Tringale and Brendan Steele.

On 16 January 2022, Matsuyama won the Sony Open in Hawaii; having made up a five-shot deficit on the back nine to get into a playoff with Russell Henley, he made an eagle on the first extra hole to claim the victory. It was his eighth win on the PGA Tour, tying K. J. Choi for most tour victories by an Asian-born player.

On 2 June 2022, at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, Matsuyama was disqualified midway through his first round due to having a white paint-like substance on the face of his 3-wood. The substance was said to have been applied by his equipment technician to help with alignment.

Matsuyama qualified for the International team at the 2022 Presidents Cup; he won one, tied one and lost three of the five matches he played.

PGA Tour career summary

* As of the 2021 season

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Masters 2024: Best Champions Dinners from Hideki Matsuyama's mouthwatering Japanese banquet to Tiger Woods' sushi tribute to Augusta National as Jon Rahm prepares to serve up his Iberian feast

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 9, 2024
The most exclusive dinner in all of golf takes place on Tuesday and the only way to gain entry is a Green Jacket. The first Masters dinner was arranged by Ben Hogan in 1952 following his win the previous year and it has become a chance to 'reminisce, swap banter and relax'. It has since become a rite of passage for the reigning champion to select and pay for the menu and previous winners have served up a range of dishes from the delicious, to the bland, to the bizarre. This year is the turn of Spaniard Jon Rahm, who will be hoping his Iberian-themed menu of tapas and pintxos and Basque rib-eye will live up to the mouthwatering standards of his predecessors. Here, Mail Sport takes a look at some of the best - and worst - champions dinners.

Hideki Matsuyama has won the Genesis Invitational after host Tiger Woods returned to a three-shot victory

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 18, 2024
Hideki Matsuyama roared to victory at the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club on Sunday after a nine-under par 62 in Sunday's final round. Tiger Woods hosted the tournament in California, but the 15-time major champion was forced to miss in the second round due to sickness. In his bogey-free final round, Matsuyama shot nine birds and finished three shots ahead of Will Zalatoris and Luke List. It's his ninth victory on the PGA Tour and first for two years.

Viktor Hovland, Rickie Fowler, and the world No. 1 are among Viktor Hovland's best known celebrities. 1 Scottie Scheffler has committed to a star-studded Sentry tournament in Hawaii, but reigning champion Jon Rahm will not be there after his $500 million transfer to LIV

www.dailymail.co.uk, December 14, 2023
The PGA Tour revealed on Wednesday that four of the world's best golfers have committed to the season-opening Sentry tournament, including one who will not have been permitted under the event's new rules. Viktor Hovland of Norway, the reigning FedEx Cup champion, is the current world No. 1. 1 January 4-7 at Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii, will feature Scottie Scheffler, Rickie Fowler, and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan. The Sentry Tournament of Champions was once an annual event, but it was limited to just Tour winners from the previous season.