The Japanese Hideki Matsuyama (29 years old) is the surprising champion of the Augusta Masters, one of the four most famous golf tournaments in the world.
On the final day of the competition, he maintained the advantage he gained on Saturday and became the first Japanese to win one of the four major world championships (Masters, US Open, Open and PGA Championship).
Matsuyama is the second Asian player to win one of the four major events after South Korea’s Yang Yongen won the 2009 PGA championship.
The young Japanese was ranked 25th in the world before the start of the competition. He received a cash prize of 1.7 million euros and a green jacket. The champion has traditionally worn for 85 years.
“I am overjoyed, I can’t even imagine what will happen when I come back in a green jacket. I am absolutely looking forward to this moment, just like the Tokyo Olympics this summer.” The words of the new champion after winning the championship are ranked on the PGA Tour. sixth.
The American Will Zalatoris trailed by 2 shots or 9 shots behind, and the Americans Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele finished third. British Justin Rose (Justin Rose). Leading after the first two days of the game, he finally finished seventh.
In 1934, American player Horton Smith (Horton Smith) won the first Masters Tournament. Jack Nicklaus has won the most Masters with six games, while Tiger Woods has five.
Woods was the first person to congratulate Japanese golfers.
Woods wrote on Twitter: “Congratulations to you and your country for such a great achievement. This is a historic victory that will affect the entire golf industry.”