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Masters champ Matsuyama withdraws from Open

SANDWICH, England — Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from The Open, citing a recent COVID-19 diagnosis and his inability to practice properly in time for the year’s final major championship. Matsuyama, who became the first male golfer from Japan to win a major championship when he captured the Masters......

Medvedev tests COVID-19 positive, out of Monte Carlo Masters – ATP

FILE PHOTO: Mar 28, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia hits a forehand against Alexei Popyrin of Australia (not pictured) in the third round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – World number two Daniil Medvedev of Russia has......

All the big lessons this Masters taught us

The Masters came upon us quickly in 2021, with the previous installment having just ended only five months earlier and without another major championship between them. Dustin Johnson’s time with the green jacket was short, and Hideki Matsuyama lifted up a nation in winning this one. Here are things we......

The Masters: Hideki Matsuyama survives late mistakes to win first men’s major for Japan

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hideki Matsuyama of Japan celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Hideki Matsuyama overcame a nervy......

You haven’t heard the last of Will Zalatoris at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — He has seemingly come out of nowhere. The truth, though, is Will Zalatoris has always been there. He just took a more anonymous route. Zalatoris, 24, didn’t win the Masters on Sunday, but he made it interesting for a time. That he gave himself a chance in......

Hideki Matsuyama Wins the Masters With a Groundbreaking Performance

New York Times
Bill Pennington AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hideki Matsuyama’s first swing in the final round of the 85th Masters was an unsightly banana-shaped slice that would have looked familiar on the nerve-racking first tee of any golf course in the world. Matsuyama, who entered Sunday’s fourth round with a four-shot lead, had......

High Finishes at the Masters Are Becoming Familiar to First-Year Players

New York Times
Alan Blinder AUGUSTA, Ga. — As an undergraduate at Wake Forest, Will Zalatoris received an invitation familiar to members of the golf team: Come play at Augusta National Golf Club. When he did in 2017, he recalled recently, he stood on the bridge straddling Rae’s Creek and gazed around Amen......

Masters moment unable to shake Zalatoris

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Will Zalatoris had been waiting for his Masters moment his entire life and when it came on Sunday, not even golf’s biggest stage was enough to intimidate the fearless 24-year-old American finishing solo second one shot behind winner Hideki Matsuyama. Zalatoris arrived at the year’s first......

How Hideki Matsuyama ended his and Japan’s long wait for a Masters champion

AUGUSTA, Ga. — At the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, after Japan’s Hideki Matsuyma led at the turn and then bogeyed five of the final nine holes to finish in a tie for fifth, he buried his head in his hands and cried after an interview with a Japanese......

Masters Tournament Updates: Early Pairings Tee Off as Everyone Chases Matsuyama

New York Times
The New York Times April 11, 2021, 1:42 p.m. ET April 11, 2021, 1:42 p.m. ET The early hours of the final round had a more subdued atmosphere.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times The atmosphere as the first eight or 10 pairings of golfers tee off in the final round of......

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