Top Links:

Get A Golf Handicap

UK Golf Guide

Golfshake Top 100s

Find Golf Travel Deals

Golf Competitions


Community Forum


Tee Times | Search | Reviews


Gear | Tour | Industry Insider


Video Library | Tuition Sections


Join | Log In | Help | Useful Links


What Golf Clubs Does Hideki Matsuyama Use

By: | Mon 19 Feb 2024

Hideki Matsuyama shot a sensational final round of 62 to end a two-year-victory drought in spectacular fashion at the Genesis Invitational.

The Japanese golfer had begun the day six shots behind overnight leader Patrick Cantlay but produced a flawless performance, which included nine birdies, to become the first player in tournament history to card 62 or better in the final round at Riviera Country Club.

Former Masters champion Matsuyama's round took him to 17-under-par for the tournament and saw him finish three shots clear of Will Zalatoris and Luke List, while Cantlay struggled to a 72 which dropped him into a tie for fourth.

Matsuyama said: "This is my first top 10 since the last Players Championship so hopefully I can keep that momentum going. It's really important for me to keep this momentum, especially going to Augusta, so hopefully I can keep that."

Chasing a ninth tournament victory on the PGA Tour, Matsuyama, who carded 69 and a pair of 68s in the first three rounds, could hardly have asked for a better start to the day with birdies on the first three holes.

He opened the back nine with another three birdies in the row, and closed out his round in exactly the same manner which vaulted him to the top of the leaderboard.

Matsuyama still had to wait for the final groups to complete their rounds before he could celebrate, but it proved to be an unassailable lead as he finally put a difficult 2023 where he was hampered by a back injury to rest.

"Ever since that injury, I was worried every week something bad might happen to my back," Matsuyama said. "But this week I had no issues, I played without any worries, so that really helped too. I wasn't striking the ball really well, but my chipping and putting was working a lot this week. That really helped."

Hideki Matsuyama

Player Profile

Matsuyama was born on 25 February 1992 in Ehime, Japan. He was introduced to golf at the age of four, by his father. 

He won the 2010 Asian Amateur, which allowed him to compete at the 2011 Masters, the first Japanese amateur to do so. He was the leading amateur and won the Silver Cup. The following week he finished in a tie for third at the Japan Open.

In 2011, Matsuyama won the gold medal at the 2011 World University Games. He also led the Japan team to the gold medal in the team event. In October 2011, he also successfully defended his title at the Asian Amateur Championship. In November, Matsuyama won the Talheiyo Masters while still an amateur. In August 2012, he topped the world amateur golf rankings.

Matsuyama turned professional 2013 and won his second professional tournament, the Tsuruya Open. Five weeks later, Matsuyama won his third title, the Diamond Cup. After a top-10 finish at the US Open he entered the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time. He also won the Casio World Open and claimed the Japan Tour money list.

For 2014, Matsuyama qualified for the PGA Tour and in just seven events, had six top-25 finishes, including tied sixth at The Open.

His first PGA Tour success came at the 2014 Memorial Tournament, climbing to 13th in the world rankings. In his first full season as a PGA tour member, he finished 28th in the FedEx Cup standings.

In 2016 he won the Phoenix Open, beating Rickie Fowler in a playoff, and he retained the title the following year.

On 11 April 2021, Matsuyama won The Masters, 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.

He won the Sony Open in 2022, which was his last victory until he claimed the Genesis. He had fallen to 55th in the world. It was his 250th start and he has made 212 cuts, winning nine times, finishing second seven times and third nine times.

Last 10 Events

The Genesis Invitational - 1st

WM Phoenix Open - T22nd

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - CUT

Farmers Insurance Open - T13th

Sony Open in Hawaii - T30th

The Sentry - CUT

Dunlop Phoenix Tournament - T10th

Zozo Championship - T51st

BMW Championship - WD

FedEx St Jude Championship - T16th

Key Stats

Driving Distance - 297.97 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 56.67%

Greens in Regulation - 73.10%

Sand Saves - 56.25%

Putts Per Round - 29.89

Scoring Average - 69.79

End of Year World Ranking Position

2020: 20

2021: 18

2022: 21

2023: 46

What's In Hideki Matsuyama's Golf Bag?

Driver: Srixon ZX5 Mk II LS

3 Wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (15 Degrees)

5-Wood: Cobra King RadSpeed Tour (17.5 Degrees)

Irons: Srixon Z-Forged II (#4-PW)

Wedges: Cleveland Golf RTX4 FG (52°, 56°, 60°)

Scotty Cameron Prototype

Ball: Srixon Z-STAR XV

Be part of the action with a selection of unique golf tournament experiences, from playing in a pro-am with the stars to watching the action at golf’s most illustrious events. Whether it’s the Masters or The Open, The Ryder Cup or WM Phoenix Open, build your own bespoke package with the experts at Golfbreaks.com.

What do you think? post your thoughts and feedback on the Golfshake Forum: https://forum.golfshake.com/

Tags: WITB Tour Pro player profile in the bag

Scroll to top