Hideki Matsuyama claimed his eighth PGA Tour victory as he won the 2022 Sony Open in a play-off. A look at Hideki Matsuyama: What’s In The Bag.
Matsuyama, the 2021 Masters champion at Augusta, landed an eagle on the first play-off hole at Waialae Country Club to defeat Russell Henley and claim the Sony Open title.
The Japanese star had trailed by five shots at the turn in the final round, but a seven-under par 63 saw him finish on 23-under for the tournament along with Henley in the first full field event of the 2022 PGA Tour season.
A perfect three wood approach set up an eagle at the first extra hole for Matsuyama as he claimed his eighth PGA Tour win and the 19th victory of his career.
Matsuyama’s other PGA Tour wins came in the 2014 Memorial Tournament, 2016 and 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open, 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions, 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2021 Masters and 2021 Zozo Championship.
Matsuyama also won the Hero World Challenge in 2016 and Japan Tour events the 2011 and 2016 Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters, 2013 Tsuruya Open, 2013 Diamond Cup Golf, 2013 Fujisankei Classic, 2013 Casio World Open, 2014 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament and 2016 Japan Open Golf Championship.
The victory moved Matsuyama into the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings as the new number 10.
What’s In The Bag Hideki Matsuyama
Driver: Srixon ZX7 (9.5 degrees)
Irons: Srixon Z-Forged (Read the Review)
Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 Forged Prototype (46, 52, 56 and 60 degrees) (Read the Review)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS (Read the Review)
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
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