Hideki Matsuyama: "I am very disappointed"

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Hideki Matsuyama: "I am very disappointed"

Double winner on the tour this season, Hideki Matsuyama will not take part in the first tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs this Thursday in Memphis (Tennessee). The current eleventh overall is still in trouble with his neck which has been hurting him since the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.

Touched on the back, he then missed THE PLAYERS then the Valero Texas Open. The Japanese has therefore announced his decision to preserve himself for the next two Playoff tournaments for which he is sure to be qualified. The BMW Championship next week and the TOUR Championship at the end of the month.

Hideki Matsuyama, statements

“I am very disappointed to be withdrawing from the FedEx St. Jude Championship, but I think it was the best decision to allow my neck to receive the necessary treatment to be able to compete in the BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship,” s' is justified the winner of the Masters 2021.

Hideki Matsuyama is a Japanese golfer, mainly active on the PGA Tour and Japan Golf Tour. He is the first Japanese in the history of sport to win a men's major, thanks to his triumph at the Masters 2021. Born in the city of Matsuyama, he began playing golf at the age of four under the guidance of his father.

He completes his education at Tōhoku Fukushi University in Sendai, winning the 2010 and 2011 editions of the Asian Amateur Golf Championships. This result qualifies him by right to the 2011 Masters (the first Japanese amateur to do so), where he wins the Silver Cup and is the only amateur golfer in the competition.

The following week he finished third at the Japan Open Golf Championship, among the stages of the Japan Golf Tour. In 2011 he represented Japan at the 2011 Shenzhen Universiade, where he won gold in both individual and team competition - together with Fujimoto, Kobukuro and Tomimura.

After defending the title at the Asian Amateur Championships, he wins the Taiheiyo Masters, another stop on the Japan Golf Tour, in November. [8] His success at an amateur level earned him position No. 1 in the world amateur ranking in August 2012.