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Magical Matsuyama equals wins record at Sony Open in Hawaii in stunning fashion

Magical Matsuyama equals wins record at Sony Open in Hawaii in stunning fashion

Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama delivered a grandstand finish in a playoff against a luckless Russell Henley to lift his career eighth title at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday and equal K.J. Choi’s record…

Matsuyama and Im race to become first Asian to scale golf’s summit, says Chuah Choo Chiang

Matsuyama and Im race to become first Asian to scale golf’s summit, says Chuah Choo Chiang

The similarity in their golf swings is rather uncanny. One owns a deliberate take-away that feigns slow motion on video, while the other possesses a prolonged pause at the top of the backswing that has…

Olympic hopeful Matsuyama returns to Kasumigaseki, where his journey to stardom began

Olympic hopeful Matsuyama returns to Kasumigaseki, where his journey to stardom began

Tokyo, July 25: Home hero Hideki Matsuyama “can’t wait” to launch his quest for a prized gold medal for Japan when the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 men’s golf competition gets underway on Thursday. For the 29-year-old Matsuyama,…

PGA Champs at Kiawah provides fascinating mix of contenders at the halfway mark

PGA Champs at Kiawah provides fascinating mix of contenders at the halfway mark

Phil Mickelson turned pro the year Hideki Matsuyama was born – in 1992. Midway through 2021 PGA Championship, they are just two shots apart. ‘Lefty’ Mickelson, 50, winner of five Majors, but none since 2013,…

Mickelson turns the clock back; DJ, JT miss the cut at PGA Champs

Mickelson turns the clock back; DJ, JT miss the cut at PGA Champs

Kiawah Island, S.C: Phil Mickelson turned the clock around with a stunning 5-under 31 on his second nine, which was the front side of the Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course to card a 69 that gave…

Lahiri returns at Byron Nelson Classic; Matsuyama’s first start since Masters win

Lahiri returns at Byron Nelson Classic; Matsuyama’s first start since Masters win

May 12: Anirban Lahiri returns to PGA Tour action after almost a month-long gap. Lahiri, who tees up at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship in McKinney, Texas, last played at the RBC Heritage, where he…

Boyhood fantasy turns into reality for Matsuyama, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Boyhood fantasy turns into reality for Matsuyama, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

A boyhood fantasy that turned into reality for Hideki Matsuyama is now destined to spark new dreams amongst Asian kids and potentially create the next golf rush in Japan and across the region. Like so…

Inspired by Hideki and the arrival of coach Divecha, Lahiri confident for RBC Heritage

Inspired by Hideki and the arrival of coach Divecha, Lahiri confident for RBC Heritage

April 13: When Anirban Lahiri tees up at the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head this week, he will not have to look far for inspiration. He was overjoyed to see Hideki Matsuyama, one of his…

Matsuyama brings Japan its first glorious Green Jacket from Masters and writes a new chapter in Asian golf history

Matsuyama brings Japan its first glorious Green Jacket from Masters and writes a new chapter in Asian golf history

A typically understated Hideki Matsuyama never speaks of his dreams or ambitions, and only claims to do his best. Ten years ago, when he first set foot at Augusta National as an amateur and emerged…

Rose blooms again on back nine to keep sole lead; Spieth two behind; DJ, Rory miss cut

Rose blooms again on back nine to keep sole lead; Spieth two behind; DJ, Rory miss cut

April 10-11: Justin Rose did not look like he was going to keep his first round lead of four shots as he slipped to three-over for the front nine on the second round at the…