Rookie Matsuyama wins Japan Tour money title
Hideki Matsuyama has become the first rookie to claim the
Japanese tour’s money title with a win at the Casio World Open.
Matsuyama turned pro in April and has won five tournaments on
the Japanese tour this season. In seven PGA Tour-sanctioned events,
Matsuyama has six top-25 finishes. He plans to compete on the PGA
Tour in 2014.
Matsuyama shot a 70 in the final round Sunday at Kochi Kuroshio
Country Club to finish at 12-under 276, one stroke ahead of Yuta
Ikeda. The 21-year-old college student received $390,000 for
Sunday’s win, bringing his earnings this season to slightly more
than $2 million.