Hideki Matsuyama started playing golf at age four, and at the age of 18 competed in and won the Asian Amateur Championships in both 2010, and then again in 2011. In 2013, at age 21, Matsuyama won four times on the Japan Golf Tour, becoming the youngest Money List winner in the tour’s history.
He also competed in three majors in 2013 and had top 10 finishes in two of them (U.S. Open, Open Championship) and is also a two-time Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion.
2015 saw Matsuyama finish fifth at the 2015 Masters Tournament, and 2016 his win of the Waste Management Phoenix Open meant he moved into 12th position in the Official World Golf Ranking.
His international victories include (among others) the 2014 Dunlop Phoenix, 2016 Japan open Golf Championship and 2016 Taiheiyo Masters.
In 2017, Matsuyama was achieved runner-up in the U.S. open, officially making him the world no.2 ranked player, and in 2020, Matsuyama is still ranked impressively at world no.18, with a total point score of 225.90 with 57 events played.