Japanese newspaper publishes 72-HOLE graphic on Hideki Matsuyama Masters win

Golf fans absolutely loved what this Japanese newspaper printed to celebrate Hideki Matsuyama's epic Masters victory.

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021
Japanese newspaper publishes 72-HOLE graphic on Hideki Matsuyama Masters win

A newspaper in Japan printed a 72-hole graphic detailing every single shot played by Hideki Matsuyama en route to his win at The Masters and golf fans are absolutely loving it.

The lines aren't exactly the clearest and if we're being critical, on some holes it looks like Matsuyama made a few aces on par-4's, but to show off every single hole the Japanese star played across all four days goes to show how proud the nation is of their new hero.

The graphic went viral on Twitter when Gabby Herzig - an intern at Golf Digest - posted a picture of the newspaper on Tuesday.


Matsuyama's maiden major is being widely celebrated in Japan, after the 29-year-old wrote his name in the history books by becoming the first Asian-born golfer to win The Masters.

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After posting an image of the incredible graphic online, golf fans flooded the comments section on Twitter, all of them saying how amazing it was to see Matsuyama's victory so proudly displayed.

Matsuyama's win will have an incredible impact on both golf and the nation of Japan, with 15-time major champion Tiger Woods one of the first to congratulate him for his victory.

"Making Japan proud Hideki," Woods posted on his Twitter account on Sunday. "Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment for you and your country. This historical Masters win will impact the entire golf world."

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