Monday, October 31, 2016
Hideki Matsuyama Makes History With Srixon Z-STAR XV Golf Ball
A native of Japan, the 24-year-old Matsuyama becomes the first Asian-born player to ever win a WGC PGA TOUR event, doing so at the tournament commonly known as “Asia’s Major.”
“Winning today I feel has got me closer to being able to compete a lot better in the major tournaments,” said Matsuyama, referencing the season’s four traditional majors. “And so my next goal is, of course, to win a major, and I’m going to do all that I can to prepare well for that.”
With this victory, the 10th global triumph of his professional career, Matsuyama also ties the record for most PGA TOUR wins ever by a Japanese golfer. Besides taking home a $1,620,000 first-place check, he vaults to the top of the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup standings and moves to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings, a career-high position.
This continues an absolutely torrid stretch of play from one of the world’s best players. Two weeks ago, Matsuyama won the Japan Golf Tour’s Japan Open Golf Championship by three strokes, and last week he finished second at the PGA TOUR CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
In Hideki Matsuyama’s Bag:
· Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball
· Srixon Z 945 irons (4-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
· Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Precision Forged wedges (52°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
· Srixon staff bag, glove and apparel
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