Hideki Matsuyama new object of desire of LIV

In 2022, after winning the Masters the previous year, Hideki Matsuyama turned down a $400 million offer from LIV Golf

by Andrea Gussoni
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Hideki Matsuyama new object of desire of LIV
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In 2022, after winning the Masters the previous year, Hideki Matsuyama turned down a $400 million offer from LIV Golf. Now, the Arabian Super League, through its CEO Greg Norman, has revealed that the Japanese golfer is still a target for the breakaway league.

"We tried to sign Matsuyama, and I don't mind admitting it. When he recently won the Genesis Invitational on the PGA Tour, I was among the first to congratulate him. He's a great player," explained Norman.

Hideki Matsuyama, results

Following Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Cameron Smith, and Phil Mickelson, LIV Golf has set its sights on another Major champion, Matsuyama, the first Asian golfer to win nine events on the PGA Tour.

Hideki Matsuyama, born on February 25, 1992, in Matsuyama, is a Japanese golfer with 17 professional victories, including the 2021 Masters Tournament, 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions, and 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He finished second at the 2017 US Open and fourth at the 2016 PGA Championship.

In his amateur career, Matsuyama won the 2010 Asian Amateur Championship, earning an invite to the 2011 Masters where he won the Silver Cup as the low amateur. He also finished third at the Japan Open that year. He won gold at the 2011 World University Games and returned to the Masters in 2012.

Turning professional in 2013, he won four events on the Japan Tour and ranked first in earnings. Matsuyama joined the PGA Tour in 2014, winning the Memorial Tournament and finishing 27th in earnings. He continued to excel, finishing 15th in earnings in 2015.

In 2016, he won the Phoenix Open and two World Golf Championships events, finishing ninth in earnings. In 2017, he won the Phoenix Open again and finished second at the US Open and won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. On April 11, 2021, Matsuyama made history by winning the Masters Tournament, becoming the first Japanese man to win a Masters.

He continued his success with victories at the Zozo Championship in October 2021 and the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2022. This is the life of Hideki Matsuyama.

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