Hideki Matsuyama wins the Memorial aged 22
Hideki Matsuyama has won his first PGA Tour title after beating Kevin Na at the first hole of a sudden death play-off in the Memorial Tournament, at Muirfield Village, this weekend.
A final round that saw endless twists and turns on the back 9 resulted with Matsuyama needing to find a birdie at the 18th hole to force a play-off. An imperious iron shot to 5 feet set up the chance for the Japanese golfing sensation to force the play-off, and he duly obliged, setting a new record in the process, as the only player ever to birdie the final hole in each round of the Memorial Tournament.
After Na found water from the tee in the first play-off hole, Matsuyama was afforded the luxury of needing a par to win, and achieved this in style with a superb up and down from the left hand rough.
The win takes Matsuyama up to 13th in the Official World Golf Rankings and strengthens his credentials as one of golf’s leading rising stars. Matsuyama is a full Srixon staff player using a Srixon driver, Srixon irons, Cleveland Golf wedges, and the Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball, featuring Spin Skin technology. For more information on Srixon product please visit their website - Click Here
Following the victory, Matsuyama said: “I’m really, really happy. It’s a dream come true to win at Mr. Nicklaus’ course.”
Memorial Tournament highlights
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? leave your comments below (Comments)