|Hideki Matsuyama Quick Info
|5 ft 11 in
|Date of Birth
|February 25, 1992
Hideki Matsuyama is a Japanese professional golfer who has primarily plied his trade on the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour. He had created history by winning the 2021 Masters Tournament, becoming the first Japanese professional golfer to have won a men’s major golf championship. As of April 2021, he had also won 2 World Golf Championship titles – WGC-HSBC Champions (2016) and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (2017). At the amateur level, he had won the Asian Amateur Championship in both 2010 and 2011. At the 2011 Shenzhen Summer Universiade, representing Japan, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal in both the individual event and the men’s team event.
RPShowtime, The Mysterious Matsuyama
Matsuyama, Ehime, Shikoku, Japan
He splits his time between Sendai, Miyagi, Tōhoku, Honshu, Japan, and Windermere, Orange County, Florida, United States.
Hideki, during 8th grade, had taken a transfer to the Meitoku Gijuku Junior & Senior High School in Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku. The transfer was primarily made because he was looking for better golf practice and training facilities in the vicinity of his school.
After his high school graduation, he had joined the Tohoku Fukushi University, a private university in Sendai.
- Father – Mikio Matsuyama
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Hideki has dated –
- Mei Matsuyama (2017–Present) – A very private man, Hideki had taken the media and golf fans by surprise in August 2017 when he had announced that he had married a woman named Mei, back in January 2017. They have a daughter together named Kanna Matsuyama (b. July 2017).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Japanese descent.
- Toned physique
- Cheerful smile
- Short-cropped hair
- Clean-shaven look
Hideki Matsuyama Facts
- His high school friends had given Hideki the nickname of RPShowtime because of his exceptional skills on the poker table.
- His win at the 2010 Asian Amateur Championship had allowed him to participate in the 2011 Masters Tournament. He had become the first Japanese amateur to achieve the feat and had won the ‘Silver Cup’ at the latter event which is presented to the best-scoring amateur golfer at the tournament. He was also the only amateur golfer to make the cut at the event. In August 2012, he had reached the number 1 position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
- After his win at the 2013 Casio World Open, he had become the first rookie golfer to lead the Japan Golf Tour‘s prize money list.
- His first title on the PGA Tour, the 2014 Memorial Tournament, was the first for a Japanese player since Ryuji Imada in 2008.
- In October 2016, when he won the WGC-HSBC Champions title, he had become the first Asian golfer to win a tournament in the World Golf Championship.
- After finishing 2nd in the 2017 U.S. Open, he had reached the 2nd position in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest ever for a male Japanese golfer.
- As of April 2021, he had won 6 titles on the PGA Tour which had made him the most successful Japanese golfer on the PGA Tour in history.
Featured Image by Hideki Matsuyama / Instagram