Matsuyama wins the Masters!
Posted on 12th April 2021 at 11:44
After another great week at Augusta National, a new winner emerged in Hideki Matsuyama. Hideki becomes the first major champion from golf-mad Japan, and it was fully deserved after some brilliant Golf. It was our own Justin Rose who set the early pace, racing into a 4 shot lead with a wonderful opening round of 65. Unfortunately he couldn't keep it going over the last 3 rounds and fell away as Matsuyama worked his way through the field, taking a 4 shot lead into the last round. The drama on the final day at the Masters is always special, and this was no different. Matsuyama struggled on the first hole whilst young newcomer, Will Zalatoris piled the pressure on, playing a mature level of golf that belied his young age. Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Zalatoris and others all tried to make a charge but Matsuyama held his nerve, and saw out the victory. That is no mean feat when you have a nation relying on you to win!
Huge congratulations to Matsuyama and to the nation of Japan, who will be feeling extremely proud of their man. Another fantastic Masters on an immaculate golf course, we are already looking forward to the 2022 tournament!
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