Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters Championship on Sunday, leaving his mark in Japanese history. He became the first golfer in the history of Chaoyang Land to win a Grand Slam championship. This feat elevated him from the status of a rock star to the status of emperor.
Hope that one day the coronation ceremony is hoped, this kind of mistake may be wasted in years of work. But Matsuyama resisted. As a result of 73 (+1) in the final round, he did not panic and came out top with a total score of -10.
Despite his young age, the talented golfer has never fallen under pressure for many years in a country.
“I thought I felt the pressure of the back nine holes most of the time, but this started early. I took off after my last ride,” he said.
For the first time, Matsuyama did not leave Augusta to become a champion. In 2011, he won the Silver Cup and won the title of best amateur golfer at the Masters. Then, he ended the game in 27th place. Ten years later, he left with the famous green coat. Collectors’ items symbolize excellence, credibility and perfection.
Since he experienced a nasty losing streak, the man who could have predicted the Japanese victory in Augusta was very smart. Since the start of the PGA Tour season in 2021, he has only finished in the top 10 in 16 games.
In addition, he has fallen below the axe three times, including during the Players Championship in Sawgrass a month ago.
“For some time, my condition has not been very good. I did not fight to win the game. Therefore, when I arrived in Augusta (Augusta), I did not expect to be ranked 25th in the world.
He added: “Last Wednesday, I found inspiration in my motivation.” She gave me the necessary confidence and I started the game very well. “
In fact, he signed an initial card 69 (-3). It was Saturday that prompted him to rise to the top of the list. A staggering 65 (-7) lead his opponent by four strokes.
Since the Olympics will be held in Tokyo this summer, a huge victory has been achieved in Japan. Just like in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, golf matches will be closely watched there.
There is no doubt that at the first coronation ceremony, Matsuyama expressed his hope to win a medal at home.