Hideki Matsuyama is officially a Masters winner.
On Sunday, Matsuyama, who shot a 1-over 73 to win the Masters by one stroke, became the first male golfer from Japan to win one of golf’s major championships. Matsuyama held off Will Zalatoris, who finished with a 9-under 279.
Matsuyama was in control all weekend long, but his supporters had to hold their breath at No. 15 when he skipped the ball into the water, which led to a bogey and it lessened his lead to two shots over Xander Schauffele, who put one in the water at the 16th and took the first triple-bogey of his major championship career.
History for Hideki! 🏆
Matsuyama wins the Masters and becomes Japan’s first men’s major champion. 🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/RDBAU0S3SI
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 11, 2021
Hideki Matsuyama – 2021 Masters champion. #themasters
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 11, 2021