Hideki Matsuyama Wins 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Hideki Matsuyama thumped Webb Simpson in a 4-hole playoff at the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Hideki Matsuyama shot -19 to stump Webb Simpson in playoff a 4-hole playoff, successfully defending his Waste Management Phoenix Open title on Sunday.

Playing before record-breaking crowds, Hideki Matsuyama put together a flawless week at TPC Scottsdale, posting scores of 65, 68, 68 and 66 in his four rounds. With this win, Matsuyama continues to dominate the Waste Management Phoenix Open, as well as on Tour. Matsuyama finished his 72-holes with 48 pars, 19 birdies, 1 eagle and 4 bogeys.

The Japanese golfing sensation continues to push his way up the list into the “elite players” catorgory. Sunday’s win gives Matsuyama his fourth career PGA Tour win, ranking the most among Japanese born players.

Matsuyama surpassed Justin Thomas in the FedEx Cup standings this season. The two hottest players on the PGA Tour right now could make for some exciting competition as the 2017 season unfolds.

After Matsuyama was finished celebrating his 2nd win of the season, he had some post tournament comments, Per pgatour.com.

“I don’t know if I played that well, but I won. That’s, I guess, the bottom line,” he said through his interpreter. “It’s tough to compare how I play and the results. The results have been really good these last few months, and hopefully we can just keep it going.”

Matsuyama defeated Webb Simpson on the green of 17 when he buried his 10-foot putt for birdie, the same hole where he overcame Rickie Fowler a year ago.

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