Hideki Matsuyama: In the bag

Cleveland and Srixon star makes it four wins in five starts to end the season. 

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 5 Dec 2016

Tiger Woods presents the Hero World Challenge trophy to Hideki Matsuyama (Photo: Getty Images) 

Well this is getting all a bit predictable now! 

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama landed a fourth victory in his last five worldwide starts, this time clinching the Hero World Challenge by two shots over Henrik Stenson in the Bahamas.

Despite the majority of eyes being on Tiger Woods and his return to the game after a 15-month layoff through injury, it was Matsuyama who continued his domineering ascendance in world golf. 

REPORT: MATSUYAMA WINS HERO WORLD CHALLENGE

After a slow start to his opening nine on Thursday, Matsuyama went on to post a superb 7-under 65 and then followed it up with rounds of 67, 65 and a 73 for an 18-under winning total.

Matsuyama, 24, led by seven shots heading into Sunday but held on from a fast-finishing Stenson to seal his 12th win as a professional. 

The world number six used a Srixon Z Star XV golf ball, Srixon Z 945 irons, Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 wedges, Callaway Big Bertha woods and a Scotty Cameron putter.

IN THE BAG: TIGER WOODS

HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: IN THE BAG

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha (9 degrees; Graphite Design DI-8 TX)

3-wood: Callaway Big Bertha Fusion (15 degrees)

Irons (3): TaylorMade M2; (4-PW): Srixon Z 945

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 (52, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 GSS

 

 

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