The narrative predictably fades with time, and though we’re only six months removed from Hideki Matsyama’s historic win in the Masters, it’s probably already forgotten that the Japanese star was on the precipice of a monumental collapse at Augusta National.
With a green jacket already in his closet at home, Japan’s golf star Hideki Matsuyama is looking to conclude a “perfect” season when he makes his eighth successive appearance at the TOUR Championship this week.
Jones has served as the national coach for the Japan Golf Association since October 2015 and has no doubt that Matsuyama’s win will inspire the next wave of Japanese golfers to chase equally lofty goals.
This storyline from Augusta has the chance to impact pro golf well into the future. In the shadow of Dustin Johnson’s comprehensive win at the Masters, a narrative that has been building for years continued to gather steam at Augusta. It’s the story of the transformation of men’s professional golf by a group of young Read more…
Though Matsuyama has been one of the best players in the world for a while, becoming a Masters champion will vault him into higher echelons of the game. Here are a few things you might not know about the Japanese star.