Winner’s Circle: Hideki Matsuyama Claims Victory at ZOZO Championship

Hideki Matsuyama Wins 2021 ZOZO Championship
Hideki Matsuyama celebrates after winning the ZOZO Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 24, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura via Getty Images)

Hideki Matsuyama shot a final-round 5-under 65 to claim a five-stroke victory at the 2021 ZOZO Championship.

The 29-year old Japanese superstar finished his final round at Narashino Country Club with two bogeys against three birdies and two eagles to reach 15-under par.

With the victory, Matsuyama earned $1,791,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 1 in both the FedExCup standings and money list.

The win was Matsuyama’s seventh of his PGA Tour career and second of 2021 calendar year.


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Pro-File

Hideki Matsuyama Wins 2021 ZOZO Championship
Hideki Matsuyama reacts after his second shot on the 6th hole during the final round of the ZOZO Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 24, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura via Getty Images)

Full Name: Hideki Matsuyama
Nationality: Japan
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 190 lb
Birthdate: Feb. 25, 1992 (age 29)
Native: Ehime, Japan
Resides: Sendai, Japan
Turned Pro: 2013
PGA Tour Rookie: 2014
College: Tohoku Fukushi U
Highest World Rank: 2nd (6/2/2017)
Equipment Sponsor: Srixon


ZOZO Championship: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Hideki Matsuyama -15 (-5)
2. Brendan Steele -10 (-4)
2. Cameron Tringale -10 (-1)
4. Mackenzie Hughes -6 (-3)
4. Matt Wallace -6 (E)
4. Sebastian Munoz -6 (E)


ZOZO Championship: Early Rounds

Hideki Matsuyama ZOZO Championship
Hideki Matsuyama reacts after a putt on the 16th green during the first round of the ZOZO Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 21, 2021 in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura via Getty Images)

Round 1
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Hiroshi Iwata -7 (63)
2. Hideki Matsuyama -6 (64)
2. Joaquin Niemann -6 (64)

Round 2
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Hideki Matsuyama -8 (-2)
2. Cameron Tringale -7 (-2)

Round 3
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Hideki Matsuyama -10 (-2)
2. Cameron Tringale -9 (-2)


Matsuyama’s Winning Numbers

Hideki Matsuyama Wins 2021 ZOZO Championship
Hideki Matsuyama hits his second shot on the 6th hole during the final round of the ZOZO Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 24, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura via Getty Images)

Topline Stats:
Fairways: 59.6% (31/52) (T18)
Greens: 81.9% (59/72) (1st)
Putts/GIR: 1.780 (T31)
Eagles: 2 (T1)
Birdies: 16 (T7)


Matsuyama’s 2022 PGA Tour Season

Hideki Matsuyama Wins 2021 ZOZO Championship
Hideki Matsuyama poses with the trophy after winning the ZOZO Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 24, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura via Getty Images)

Starts: 4
Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 1 (ZOZO Championship)
Additional Top 10: 1
Earnings: $2,045,423 (1st)
FedExCup Pts: 594 (2nd)
World Rank Before/After: 19/12


Matsuyama’s Career Wins

Hideki Matsuyama Wins the 2021 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club
Hideki Matsuyama celebrates as 2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson places the green jacket on him after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

PGA Tour: 7
2021 ZOZO Championship*
2021 Masters Tournament
2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2017 WM Phoenix Open
2016 WGC-HSBC Champions
2016 WM Phoenix Open
2014 Memorial Tournament

Japan Tour: 9
2021 ZOZO Championship*
2016 Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
2016 Japan Open Golf Championship
2014 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament
2013 Casio World Open
2013 Fujisankei Classic
2013 Diamond Cup Golf
2013 Tsuruya Open
2011 Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
* Co-sanctioned event with PGA Tour

Other: 1
2016 Hero World Challenge


WITB: Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama Wins 2021 ZOZO Championship
Hideki Matsuyama hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the ZOZO Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 24, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura via Getty Images)

Hideki Matsuyama plays a bag of (mainly) Srixon/Cleveland gear, including a Srixon ZX7 driver and Srixon Z-Star XV golf ball.

Driver: Srixon ZX7 (9.5°)
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (15°)
5-wood: Cobra King RadSpeed Tour (19°)
Irons: Srixon Z-Forged, (4-PW)
Gap : Cleveland RTX 4 (52°)
Sand: Cleveland RTX 4 (56˚)
Lob: Cleveland RTX 4 (60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS
Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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