Hideki Matsuyama Bio, PGA Tour, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth

Hideki Matsuyama Biography

Hideki Matsuyama is a Japanese professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Matsuyama is the first-ever Japanese professional golfer to win a men’s major golf championship- the 2021 Masters Tournament. As of January 2022, he has 17 worldwide wins, eight career top-10 finishes in major championships, and four Presidents Cup appearances.

In addition, he is a two-time winner of tournaments in the World Golf Championships, two-time winner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, eight-time Japan Golf Tour winner, and a two-time winner of the Asian Amateur Championship. His eight wins on the PGA Tour make him the most successful Japanese member of the PGA Tour in history. Furthermore, he attained his highest rank of second in the Official World Golf Rankings for men 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, in search of a better golf environment. He studied at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai.

His major breakthrough came in 2010 when he won the 2010 Asian Amature Championship with a score of 68-69-65-67=269. This gave him the chance to compete as an amateur in the 2011 Masters Tournament, becoming the first Japanese amateur to do so. At the Masters, he was the leading amateur and won the Silver Cup. In addition, he was the only amateur to make the cut.

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A week after his victory, Matsuyama finished in a tie for third at 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 the Japan team to the gold medal in the team event.

In October 2011, he successfully defended his title at the Asian Amature 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 Amature Golf Ranking.

On February 7, 2016, he won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a playoff with Rickie Fowler. This win moved him to 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest in his career. On October 16, 2016, he captured the Japan Open by three strokes over Yuta Ikeda and Lee Kyoung-hoon.

He then followed his Japan Open triumph by winning the WGC-HCBC CHampions on October 30, 2016, in Shanghai. Matsuyama went on to become the first Asian golfer to claim a World Golf Championship since the series was inaugurated in 1999. With the victory, he rose to number 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest position and the second ever by a Japanese player after Masashi Ozaki.

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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 highest-ranked male Japanese golfer at the time, he withdrew from participating in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games out of concern about the 2016 Zika virus epidemic.

In his return to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, he again entered a playoff 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 second in the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills, he reached 2nd in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest ever for a male Japanese golfer.

On April 11, 2021, he won the Masters Tournament, becoming both the first Japanese player and the first Asian-born player to win the tournament. In August, he finished in a tie for 3rd place at the Olympic Games. 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 the Narashino Country Club. He also won by the five strokes over Cameron Tringale and Brendan Steele. On January 16, 2022, he win the Sony Open in Hawaii; having made up a five-shot deficit on the back nine to get into a playoff with Russell Henley.

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Hideki Matsuyama Age

How old is Matsuyama? Matsuyama is 30 years old as of 2022. He was born on February 25, 1992, in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on February 25 and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

Hideki Matsuyama Height

Matsuyama stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches and is of moderate weight.

Hideki Matsuyama Family

Matsuyama is a proud son of Mikio Matsuyama(father). He has however not shared information about his mother and his siblings.

Hideki Matsuyama Wife

Matsuyama is happily married to Mei Matsuyama. They got married in 2017 and are blessed with one daughter, Kanna who was born in July 2017.

Hideki Matsuyama Net Worth

Matsuyama has an estimated net worth of $35 Million. His income is attributed to his successful career as a professional golfer.