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Who is Hideki Matsuyama?
Hideki Matsuyama is a famous Japanese professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Matsuyama is the first-ever Japanese professional golfer to win a men’s major golf championship- the 2021 Masters Tournament.
He has 17 worldwide victories, eight career top-10 finishes in major championships, and four Presidents Cup appearances as of January 2022. Hideki is a two-time winner of tournaments in the World Golf Championships, and a two-time winner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. As well as an eight-time Japan Golf Tour winner and two-time winner of the Asian Amateur Championship. Matsuyama’s eight victories on the PGA Tour make him the most successful Japanese member of the PGA Tour in history. In June 2017, he attained his highest rank of second in the Official World Golf Rankings for men.
Hideki Matsuyama Career
Hideki attended Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, where he won the 2010 Asian Amateur Championship with a score of 68-69-65-67=269. His score granted him the chance to compete as an amateur in the 2011 Masters Tournament becoming the first Japanese to do so. At the Masters, he was the leading amateur and won the Silver Cup, which is given to the lowest scoring amateur. Matsuyama was the only amateur to make the cut. One week after his win, he completed in a tie for third at the Japanese Open Golf Championship which is an event on the Japan Golf Tour.
Hideki earned the gold medal at the 2011 World University Games in 2011. He also guided the Japan team to the gold medal in the team event. Matsuyama successfully defended his title in the Asian Amateur Championship in October 2011. In November, he won the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters on the Japan Tour while still an amateur. He then attained No. one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in August 2012.
Hideki became a professional in April 2013 and won his second professional tournament, the 2013 Tsuruya Open on the Japan Golf Tour. After five weeks he won his third title on the Japan Golf Tour at the Diamond Cup Golf tournament. After a top 10 finish at the 2013 U.S. Open, he joined the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. Matsuyama won his fourth Japan Golf Tour event at the Fujisankei Classic in September. He would win his fifth Japan Golf Tour event at the Casio World Open in December. The victory made him the first rookie to top the Japan Tour’s money list.
Matsuyama qualified for the PGA Tour via non-member earnings for 2014. In just seven PGA Tour-sanctioned events, he had six top-25 completes including a T-6 at the 2013 Open Championship. He received his first PGA Tour victory at the 2014 Memorial Tournament, defeating Kevin Na in a playoff and moving to a career-high OWGT rating of 13th. The victory was the first for a Japanese player since Ryuji Imada in 2008. In Matsuyama’s first full season as a PGA Tour member, he completed 28th in the FedEx Cup standings. He would win his sixth Japan Golf Tour event late in the 2014 season. The win came at the Dunlop Phoenix in a playoff against Hiroshi Iwata in November.
How old is Hideki Matsuyama?
Hideki Matsuyama is aged 30 as of 2022, having been born on February 25, 1992, in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan. He shares his birthday with famous people including Enrico Caruso, John Foster Dulles, Anthony Burgess, Bobby Riggs, Sally Jessy Raphael, George Harrison, Ric Flair, Anson Mount, Sean Astin, Jameela Jamil, among others.
Hideki Matsuyama Family
Who are Hideki Matsuyama’s parents?
Hideki Matsuyama was born to his parents, Mikio Matsuyama, and his spouse, in Matsuyama, Ehime. His father introduced him to golf at the age of four. Not much is known about his parents and family to the media, as he has kept the information very private.
Does Hideki Matsuyama have siblings?
Matsuyama has not shared any information about his family and siblings. It is still unclear if he has any siblings and the information will be updated soon.
Hideki Matsuyama Education
Matsuyama attended Meitoku Gijuku Junior & Senior High School in Kochi Prefecture in eighth grade, in search of a better golf environment. He then enrolled at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai.
Hideki Matsuyama Wife
Matsuyama is currently married to his beautiful and loving wife Mei Matsuyama since January 2017. The couple is happily married with one child and resides in Sendai, Japan.
Hideki Matsuyama Kids
Matsuyama and his loving and supportive wife, Mei have one child together, a daughter Kanna Matsuyama, born in July 2017.
Hideki Matsuyama Height
Matsuyama has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with an impressive height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a weight of 90 kg (200 lbs).
Hideki completed fifth at the 2015 Masters Tournament, the best main finish of his career to that point. He completed 16th in the FedEx Cup standings. Matsuyama played for the International Team in the 2015 Presidents Cup and went 2-1-1 (win-loss-half) on October 8-11.
Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a playoff with Rickie Fowler on February 7, 2016. He attained his win on the fourth hole and moved to 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest in his career. He caught the Japan Open by three strokes against Yuta Ikeda and Lee Kyoung-hoon on October 16, 2016. The victory was his first title at his country’s national open and his seventh win in Japan. The title gives him wins in four of the Japan Golf Tours’ five ￥200,000,000 events.
On October 30, 2016, he continued his Japan Open victory by winning the WGC-HSBC Champions, famously known as ”Asia’s Major”, in Shanghai. He became the first Asian golfer to claim a World Golf Championship since the series was inaugurated in 1999. With the win, he rose to No.6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest position, and the second-highest ever by a Japanese player following Masashi Ozaki, who attained a ranking of fifth. Matsuyama later moved up to fifth in the world following the Farmers Insurance Open. He won his second Taiheiyo Masters on November 13, 2016, after his win as a 19-year-old amateur in 2011. Matsuyama romped to a seven-shot victory against South Korea’s Song Young-Han. He then won the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on December 4, 2016.
2016 Olympics withdrawal
Despite being the highest-rated male Japanese golfer at the time, he withdrew from taking part in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This was out of concern about the 2016 Zika virus epidemic, which led several of the world’s top players to withdraw from the Olympic golf event.
In his return to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Matsuyama again joined a playoff on Sunday to defend his title, this time against Webb Simpson. On the fourth playoff hole, he made a birdie to win the tournament for the second time in as many years. He completed second in the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, while the top three players in the world at the time (Dustin Johnson, Rory Mcllroy, and Jason Day) did not make the cut. He 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 breakout year with Hideki winning three Tour titles. They include his first World Golf Championship, three second-place finishes in his first 15 events, and also winning $5,945,990. This put him second on the money list following Dustin Johnson, before the month of July. Matsuyama later won the Bridgestone Invitational in August, shooting a course record-tying 61 in the last round to win by five strokes. He had opening rounds of 70-64 to share the 36-hold lead, with Kevin Kisner at Quail Hollow at the 2017 PGA Championship.
Hideki played on the International team at the 2019 Presidents Cup in December 2019 at Royal Melbourne Golf Cup in Australia. The U.S. team won, 16-14. He went 2-1-1 and halved his Sunday singles over Tony Finau.
Matsuyama won the Masters Tournament on April 11, 2021, becoming both the first Japanese player and the first Asian-born player to win the tournament. He completed with an overall score of 278 (-10), one shot ahead of runner-up Will Zalatoris. At the end of the tournament, his caddie, Shota Hayafuji, bowed to the 18th fairway of the Augusta course as a gesture of Japanese respect. Matsuyama completed in a tie for 3rd place at the Olympic Games in August and lost in a 7-man playoff for the bronze medal.
The next week he was tied for the lead following 72 holes at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Matsuyama was defeated in the playoff when Abraham Ancer birdied the second extra hole. Hideki won the Zozo Championship at Narashio Country Club in October 2021. The Zozo Championship is the only PGA Tour event held in Japan. He then won five strokes against Cameron Tringale and Brendan Steele.
Hideki won the Sony Open in Hawaii, on January 16, 2022. Having made up a five-shot deficit on the back nine to proceed into a playoff with Rusell Henley, Matsuyama made an eagle on the first extra hole to claim the win. This was his eighth victory on the PGA Tour, tying K. J. Choi for most tour wins by an Asian-born player. At the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, he was disqualified midway through his first-round on June 2, 2022. He was disqualified for 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 assist with alignment.
Hideki Matsuyama Net Worth
Japanese professional golfer, Matsuyama, pays on the PGA Tour and has been active from 2013 to the present. He has won17 times in his professional career and currently plays on two tours: Japan Golf Tour and PGA Tour. Matsuyama earns a varying salary in different tournaments and has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $35 million as of 2022.