Kevin Na rushed back from the airport to Augusta to witness Matsuyama win

Kevin Na dropped his family off at the airport and rushed back to Augusta National to witness his friend Hideki Matsuyama make history.

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Tue, 13 Apr 2021

Kevin Na rushed back from the airport to Augusta to witness Matsuyama win

Kevin Na told Golf Channel that after dropping his family off at the airport, he rushed back to Augusta National to witness his friend Hideki Matsuyama win The Masters.

Matsuyama made history by becoming the first Asian-born golfer to win The Masters and Na believes there are others out there that can follow suit, including himself.

Na finished in a respectable tie for 12th with a total score of 1-under par and after making sure his family got to the airport safely, the 37-year-old was in a hurry to get back to Augusta to witness history being made.

The PGA Tour star was seen by Golf Channel rushing out to the 18th green, where Matsuyama made a bogey-5 to claim a one-stroke victory over Will Zalatoris.

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"I wanted to be there for Hideki, I'm good friends with him," Na told Golf Channel.

"It's good for sports, it's good for golf in Asia. I was there when Yang Yong-eun was the first Asian-born player to win a major with the PGA Championship, him and I are good friends and to see Hideki be the first Asian-born player to win The Masters was great.

"It's something that I've always told him he was going to do, he was going to win a major some day, even when he beat me at Memorial, but it's good for golf.

"I think there's many other Asian players out here that are going to win more, guys like Sungjae Im, Si Woo Kim, hopefully myself, there's plenty of us out here that can do it and to see a fellow Asian do it means a lot."

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