Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama

(Mah-tsu-YAH-mah)

Height: 5'11" (1.8 m)
Weight: 198 (90 kg)
Age: 28 (February 25, 1992)
Birthplace: Ehime, Japan
Residence: Sendai, Japan
Family: Wife, Mei; Kanna

Education: Tohoku Fukushi University
Special Interests: All sports, photography
Turned Professional: 2013
City plays from: Sendai, Japan


Exempt Status


Winner, World Golf Championships (thru 2021-22)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (5):
2014 (1) the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. 2016 (1) Waste Management Phoenix Open. 2017 (3) World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Waste Management Phoenix Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
International Victories (8):
2011 Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo [Jpn]. 2013 Tsuruya Open [Jpn]. 2013 Diamond Cup Golf [Jpn]. 2013 Fujisankei Classic [Jpn]. 2013 Casio World Open [Jpn]. 2014 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 2016 Japan Open Golf Championship [Jpn]. 2016 Taiheiyo Masters [Jpn].
Other Victories (1):
2016 Hero World Challenge.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

61 - 2017 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational (Round 4)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#1 : 2017 PGA Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#2 : 2017 Wyndham Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,660,000 : 2017 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational (Finished 1)

2019-20 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES - Shot a final-round 65 to tie Gary Woodland and Cameron Smith for third at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES in his second start at the event. Marked his 16th career top-three result. ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP - In the first PGA TOUR event in his home country, finished second at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP. At 16-under 264, recorded his second career 72-hole score of 264 or better (first: 264/2017 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational). Played the par-4s in 6-under, tied with Shane Lowry for best in the field. The Genesis Invitational - Made a birdie on the 18th hole in the second round of The Genesis Invitational to make the cut on the number and went on to finish T5. Marked the first event of his career at which he started the third round outside the top 50 and finished in the top five. World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Finished T6 at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, his first top-10 at the event and first in a WGC since winning the 2017 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

National Team Selections


Presidents Cup : 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 World Cup : 2016 Eisenhower Trophy : 2008, 2012

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 3 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 161 560 5 5 7 45 98 138 20 5 $28,613,030
2020 11 42 1 1 4 8 10 1 12 $2,729,322
2019 24 88 2 7 15 22 2 9 $3,335,137
2018 21 72 4 12 18 2 1 13 $2,687,477
2017 22 76 3 3 7 12 20 2 8 $8,380,569
2016 23 73 1 1 8 14 17 5 2 13 $4,193,954
2015 25 91 1 2 9 19 23 2 16 $3,758,619
2014 24 80 1 1 4 12 20 3 2 28 $2,837,477
2013 6 24 2 6 6 $690,473
1 (A) 2 1
2012 2 (A) 6 1 1
2011 2 (A) 6 1 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2020 CNL T11 T6
2019 T8 T32 T16 T21 CUT T30 T19 T24 T43
2018 CUT 19 T35 T16 CUT T50 DNS T36 T39
2017 T22 T11 T5 T2 T14 1 T25 T51 1
2016 T7 T7 T4 CUT CUT W/D T35 T18 T42
2015 T17 5 T37 T18 T18 T41 T23 T9 T37
2014 T23 CUT T35 T35 T39 W/D T34 T17 T12
2013 T19 T10 T6 T21
2012 T54
2011 T27
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2019 T30 3 T9
2018 T15 T4 15 T4
2017 CUT T23 T47 T26
2016 CUT T15 T24 5
2015 T13 T25 T7 T12
2014 T30 T57 T20 22

Personal


  • Learned golf from his father, a former club champion.
  • Was a student at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan when the city was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, but was in Australia training at the time. Returned to find his dorm room destroyed and struggled to find food. A few weeks later, made his debut at the Masters having won the Asian Amateur.
  • Wore buttons at THE PLAYERS Championship in 2016 to show support for Japan after the Kumamoto earthquakes in April 2016.