Hideki Matsuyama Makes History With Masters Win

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - OCTOBER 14, 2017 : Hideki Matsuyama of the Japan in action during 2017 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur

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Hideki Matsuyama made history.

After putting the ball in the drink and holding off a late charge from Xander Schauffele in the final holes, Matsuyama was able to win the 2021 Masters at Augusta Nationa Golf Club.

It was a historic moment in golf, with the 29-year-old becoming the first men’s major championship winner from Japan.

It was also the first major championship of Matsuyama’s career.

Matsuyama finished the tournament at 10-under, a one-shot edge over runner-up Will Zalatoris.

“Hopefully, I’m a pioneer in Japan and others will follow me,’” Matsuyama said after the big win, via the New York Post. “I’m glad to open the floodgate and hopefully many more will follow me. I’m very happy.’”

Matsuyama’s wife and child were at home watching the historic performance which ended at 8:00 a.m. local time.

“I was thinking about them all al the way around today,’” Matsuyama said. “I’m really happy that I played well for them.’”

Congratulations to Matsuyama on the incredible performance and championship win.

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