Biography of Hideki Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama is a Japanese professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Matsuyama is the first Japanese professional golfer to win a major men’s golf championship – the 2021 Masters Tournament. As of January 2022, he has 17 wins worldwide, eight career top-10 finishes in majors and four appearances in the Presidents Cup.
In addition, he is a two-time World Golf Championship tournament winner, a two-time winner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, an eight-time winner of the Japan Golf Tour and a two-time winner of the Asian Amateur Championship. His eight PGA Tour victories make him the most successful Japanese member of the PGA Tour in history. Additionally, he achieved a highest ranking of second in the Official Men’s World Golf Ranking in June 2017.
Born in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan, he was introduced to golf at the age of four by his father. During eighth grade, he transferred to Meitoku Gijuku Junior & Senior High School in Kochi Prefecture, seeking a better environment for golf. He studied at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai.
Hideki Matsuyama Age
How old is Matsuyama? Matsuyama is 30 years old from 2022. It was He was born on February 25, 1992 in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on February 25 and his the sign is Pisces.
Height of Hideki Matsuyama
Matsuyama is on average height 5 feet 11 inches and it’s his moderate weight.
Hideki Matsuyama Family
Matsuyama he is his proud son Mikio Matsuyama (father). However, he has not shared information about his mother and siblings.
Husband of Hideki Matsuyama
Matsuyama is happy married to Mei Matsuyama. They got married in 2017 and have a daughter, Kanna who was born in July 2017.
Hideki Matsuyama Net worth
Matsuyama has an estimated net value of $35 million. His earnings are attributed to his successful career as a professional golfer.
Career Hideki Matsuyama
His breakthrough came in 2010 when he won the 2010 Asian Amateur Championship with scores of 68-69-65-67=269. This gave him the opportunity to compete as an amateur in the 2011 Masters tournament, becoming the first Japanese amateur to do so. At the Masters he was the top amateur and won the Silver Cup. Plus, he was the only amateur to make the cut.
A week after his win, Matsuyama finished third in the Japan Open Golf Championship which is an event on the Japan Golf Tour. In 2011, he won the gold medal at the 2011 World University Games. Matsuyama also led Team Japan to the gold medal in the team event.
In October 2011, he successfully defended his title at the Asian Amateur Championship. Later in November of the same year, he won the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters on the Japan Golf Tour. In August 2012 he reached number one in the world ranking of amateur golfers.
On February 7, 2016, he won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a playoff with Rickie Fowler. This victory moved him to 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest of his career. On 16 October 2016, he won the Japan Open by three strokes over Yuta Ikeda and Lee Kyoung-hoon.
He then followed up his Japan Open triumph by winning the WGC-HCBC Champions on October 30, 2016, in Shanghai. Matsuyama became the first Asian golfer to claim a World Golf Championship since the series was launched in 1999. With the win, he rose to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest ranking and the second by a Japanese player behind Masashi Ozaki .
On November 13, 2016, he won his second Taiheiyo Masters, following his victory as a 19-year-old amateur in 2011. Later, on December 4 of the same year, he won the Hero World Challange in the Bahamas. Although he was the top Japanese male golfer at the time, he withdrew from the 2016 Rio Olympics due to concern over the 2016 Zika virus outbreak.
In his return to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, he entered a playoff again on Sunday to defend his title, this time against Webb Simpson. On the fourth playoff hole, he made a birdie to win the tournament for the second time in as many years. After finishing runner-up at the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills, he reached No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest ever for a Japanese male golfer.
On April 11, 2021, he won the Masters tournament, becoming the first Japanese player and the first Asian player to win the tournament. In August he finished in a tie for 3rd place at the Olympics. He lost in a 7-man playoff for the bronze medal.
The following week he was tied for the lead after 72 holes at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Innovation. However, he was beaten in the playoff when Abraham Ancer birdied the second extra hole. In October 2021 he won the Zozo Championship at Narashino Country Club. He also beat Cameron Tringale and Brendan Steele by five strokes. On January 16, 2022, he won the Sony Open in Hawaii. having overturned a five-shot deficit on the back nine to enter a play-off with Russell Henley.