Hideki Matsuyama Gets the Green Jacket and Makes History at the Masters
Golf has come a long way since being a primarily boys sport that seemed to only fit an old guy aesthetic. Now we have new golf clothing styles that have attracted a younger audience, more women joining the sport, and our first Japanese golfer to win the coveted green jacket at the Masters.
Hideki Matsuyama made history this past weekend when he won the 85th edition of The Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
“Hopefully, I’ll be a pioneer in this and many other Japanese will follow,” Matsuyama told CBS. “I’m proud to be able to open the floodgates, finally, and many others will follow me.”
Matsuyama is the Masters’ sixth first-time winner in the last seven years, following Tiger Woods’ major win in 2019. It’s safe to say all of golf was amazed at how he finished his final round with a score of 73 and 10-under after four days. What an accomplishment!
The clubs Hideki Matsuyama used to win the 2021 Masters
If you’re an avid golfer, I’m sure you’re wondering what clubs Hideki Matsuyama used to win with at the 2021 Masters. And why wouldn’t you? A player’s clubs are an essential part of how they play, right?
According to Golf.com, Matsuyama tests a number of clubs prior to every event he plays in. I’d hate to be his golf caddy because he will pack upwards of 20+ clubs during practice rounds, which means his clubs and shafts change week to week.
Here’s what Hideki Matsuyama used at this year’s Masters:
- Driver: Srixon ZX5 (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX shaft), 9.5 degrees
- 3 Wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium (Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 9TX shaft), 15 degrees
- Irons: TaylorMade SIM UDI (3-iron), Srixon Z-Forged (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
- Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 Forged (52 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft), Cleveland RTX 4 Forged (56 and 60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
- Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only Newport 2 prototype
- Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
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