Matsuyama Makes History

Hideki Matsuyama has become the 2021 Masters Champion in the wake of seeing off the opposition at Augusta. The Japanese golf player had not been in extraordinary structure going into the competition having neglected to record a solitary top 10 completion in 2021. 

In any case, he carried his A-game to Georgia. In the wake of opening rounds of 69 and 71, Matsuyama hustled to the highest point of the leaderboard with a splendid 7-under standard 65 on Saturday. 

That offered him a four chance lead going into the last round and, notwithstanding a wobble on the back nine, he figured out how to get over the line. 

The 29-year-old, looking for his first significant title and his first competition win since 2017, got going ineffectively on Sunday as he opened his round with an intruder. 

However, he quickly bobbed back as he birdied the standard five second, prior to acquiring shots on openings eight and nine. 

His birdie on the 10th took his score to – 13, offering him a five chance lead heading into the back nine. It was all going so well for Matsuyama yet he at that point showed a few nerves with the success in his sights. 

He dropped a shot on the twelfth, prior to getting a charge out of an immense cut of fortune after his tee-shot rattled into a tree on the thirteenth. 

Matsuyama at that point controlled his second shot at the standard five fifteenth opening in the water and he wound up checking a six, slicing his lead to only two shots over Xander Schauffele. 

Yet, Matsuyama was let free when Schauffele put his tee shot in the water at the sixteenth. 

The Japanese star would really proceed to complete the standard intruder however it was sufficient to guarantee a one-shot triumph and win the green coat. 

Simultaneously, Matsuyama turned into Japan’s first historically speaking male significant victor. 

Will Zalatoris, making his Masters debut, completed in second at – 9. 

Previous top dogs Jordan Spieth and Schauffele competed tied for third, with Jon Rahm and Marc Leishman making up the best five. Justin Rose, who shot a hair-raising 65 in cycle one, completed six shots back in seventh.