Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama

Personal Information

Full Name Hideki Matsuyama
Date of Birth February 25, 1992
Age 32 Years
Nationality Japan
Birth Place Sendai, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb; 14 st)
Spouse Mei Matsuyama ​(m. 2017)

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Hideki Matsuyama: A Brief Biography

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Hideki Matsuyama. Source: Hideki Matsuyama’s official Instagram page/@hideki.matsuyama_official


Hideki Matsuyama’s Early Life and Background

Hideki Matsuyama, a well-known Japanese professional golfer, was born in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan, on February 25, 1992, to Mikio and Megumi Matsuyama. Hideki spent his childhood at a boarding school. Later, Hideki transferred to Gijiku Junior and Senior High School seeking better opportunities, where he developed his golfing skills by attending some school golf tournaments. At the age of eighteen, he won the Asian Amateur Golf Championship while studying at Tohoku Fukushi University. His father, Mikio Matsuyama, is the one who introduced Hideki to the game of golf. He peaked in 2017 with the second position in Official World Golf Rankings. As a professional golfer, Hideki plays on the PGA Tour in recent times.


Hideki Matsuyama’s Amateur Golf Career

Having an impressive amateur career in golf, Hideki secured his victory at the Asian Amateur Championship in 2010 and won the Silver Cup. After that, he tied for third at the Japan Open Golf Championship. He competed at the World University Games in 2011 and won the gold medal. After all, in 2012, Hideki held the 1st position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, the biggest achievement in his amateur days.


Hideki Matsuyama’s Professional Career

After becoming professional in 2013, Hideki won several tournaments, like the Tsuruya Open, Fujisankei Classic, Casio World Open etc. He received his PGA Tour card in 2014 and won the Memorial Tournament, his first victory on the PGA Tour. Hideki has won 17 professional golf competitions throughout his career, including 8 PGA Tour, 8 Japan Golf Tour and 1 Hero World Challenge. He has participated in all four major championships and won the Masters Tournament in 2021. Additionally, Hideki reached his peak in 2017 with the second position in Official World Golf Rankings.


Hideki Matsuyama’s Playing Style

The playing style of Hideki Matsuyama includes various incredible qualities. His smooth and consistent swing technique allows him to hit the approach shots near the hole. Hideki's ability to maintain good control with accuracy in challenging situations, good greenside touch and consistent approach to golf, great iron playing style, and smooth swing always contribute to his success on the tour.


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Hideki Matsuyama’s Golf Journey

Hideki's golf journey started when he was a four-year-old kid. His father is the main inspiration behind this, who taught Hideki how to play golf. At the age of eighteen, he won the Asian Amateur Golf Championship while studying at Tohoku Fukushi University. In 2011, he won the Silver Cup at the Masters Tournament. He also successfully secured his victory at the World University Games 2011 and won the gold medal. In August 2012, Hideki Matsuyama held the 1st position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He became a professional in 2013 and joined the PGA Tour in 2014. Hideki has won a total of 17 professional golf tournaments since then, including one major championship (Masters Tournament 2021). He also achieved the second place in Official World Golf Ranking in June, 2017.


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Hideki Matsuyama’s Achievements

In his successful golf career, Hideki Matsuyama has achieved various glorious accomplishments, including:

1. 17 professional victories, including 8 PGA Tour, 8 Japan Golf Tour, and 1 Hero World Challenge.

2. Winning the Masters Tournament in 2011.

3. Winning the World Golf Championship twice in 2016 and 2017.

4. Second rank in Official World Golf Ranking in 2017.

5. Number one rank in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in 2012.


Hideki Matsuyama’s Major Championships

Sl. No.TournamentYear
1.U.S. Open2017(T2)
2.Masters Tournaments2021(1st)
3.PGA Championship2016(T4)
4.The Open Championship2013(T6)


Hideki Matsuyama’s Awards and Honors

AwardsYears
Japan Golf Tour money list winner2013
Japan Golf Tour Most Valuable Player2013
Japan Golf Tour Rookie of the year2013



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Hideki Matsuyama. Source: Hideki Matsuyama’s official Instagram page/@@hideki.matsuyama_official


Hideki Matsuyama’s Golf Records

Hideki Matsuyama has played several golf tournaments in his journey and gained various notable records that are given below:

• The winner of the men's major golf championship as the first ever professional golfer of Japan.

• The record of twice victory in the World Golf Championship.

• Ranking of 2 in Official World Golf Rankings, the highest ranking of his career.

• Finishing solo-fifth in the 2022 Players Championship.


Hideki Matsuyama’s International Wins

Bubba Watson has achieved worldwide victories in one major championship, two World Golf Championships, five other PGA Tours, eight Japan Golf Tours, Asian Amateur Championship and Hero World Challenge.


Sl. No.TournamentsYears
1.Memorial Tournament2014
2.Waste Management Phoenix Open2016
3.WGC-HSBC Championship2016
4.Waste Management Phoenix Open2017
5.WGC-Bridgestone Invitational2017
6.Masters Tournaments2021
7.Zozo Championship2021
8.Sony Open in Hawaii2022
9.Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters2011
10.Tsuruya Open2013
11.Diamond Cup Golf2013
12.Fujisankei Classic2013
13.Casio World Open2013
14.Dunlop Phoenix Tournaments 2014
15.Japan Open Golf Championship2016
16.Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters2016
17.Hero World Challenge2016
18.Asian Amateur Championship2010


Hideki Matsuyama’s Net Worth

The net worth of Hideki Matsuyama is estimated at 35 million USD as of July 2023, with a significant earning of 4.4 million USD approximately, from his successful career in the world of professional golf. Major share of his wealth comes from his golf career, while the other part includes endorsement deals with various brands and companies, like Lexus, Srixon etc.


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Hideki Matsuyama’s Ventures

Earnings of Hideki Matsuyama are positively affected by the endorsement and sponsorship deals with several companies, like Lexus (a luxury vehicle brand), Oakley (a sports performance and lifestyle brand), Nomura Securities (a leading financial company), Srixon (golf equipment manufacturer).


Hideki Matsuyama’s Assets

Hideki Matsuyama has owned a 21,916 square feet luxurious house situated at 9727 Wyland Ct, Windermere, Florida. Besides this, he has a great collection of expensive and luxury cars, which includes Lexus LC 500h, Lexon, Audi and Range Rover.


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Hideki Matsuyama’s Family

Hideki Matsuyama has a small and happy family. There are only three members in this family, including his beloved wife Mei Matsuyama and his daughter Kanna Matsuyama. Each of them plays a significant role in Hideki's life and his golf career.


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Hideki Matsuyama’s Wife

Mei Matsuyama is the beloved wife of Hideki Matsuyama. She is a former golfer and has participated in the Masters Tournament 2021. They both got married in January 2007. Indeed, she always supports her husband during the tournaments and her presence makes Hideki more confident.


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Hideki Matsuyama’s Daughter

Hideki Matsuyama's daughter is Kanna Matsuyama, born in July 2017.

FAQ's On Hideki Matsuyama

A. Hideki Matsuyama has sponsorship deals with Nomura Securities, Lexus, Oakley Srixon.

A. As of 2023, Hideki Matsuyama's estimated net worth is around $35 million.

A. Yes, Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters tournament in 2021.

A. Hideki Matsuyama is Japanese.

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