Hideki Matsuyama wins green jacket in historic fashion at The Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 edition of The Masters on Sunday with a tournament score of 10-under.

With his win, Matsuyama is the first Japanese golfer to win the tournament. When he finished Saturday’s third round with a lead, he had become the first Japanese golfer to ever even lead a round at The Masters.

Saturday was Matsuyama’s big day, as he shot a superb 65 and rising to the top of the leaderboard on 11-under, four shots clear of Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Will Zalatoris and Marc Leishman. In a bogey-free round that included five birdies and an eagle, Matsuyama went eagle-birdie-birdie between the 15th and 17th to stretch his lead.

Zalatoris gave him a run for his money on Sunday, but he finished in second at 9-under.