Hideki Matsuyama Wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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The 25-year-old won his second WGC with a sublime 61 at FirestoneHideki Matsuyama Wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Hideki Matsuyama won his second World Golf Championship with a sensational final round 61 at Firestone to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

His nine under par round got him to 16 under, five ahead of overnight leader Zach Johnson.
The 25-year-old made seven birdies and an eagle in a flawless round.
Hideki will now go into next week’s USPGA Championship as one of the strong favourites.
He should also move back to number two in the Official World Golf Ranking.
The winning moment. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Matsuyama started with a par and then eagled the par-5 2nd at Firestone, before another birdie at the 3rd.
More birdies followed at six and nine to take him out in 30 and five under par.
He found another birdie at 13 and then closed out in style, with birdies at 16, 17 and 18.
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Overnight leaders Zach Johnson and Thomas Pieters both finished inside the top 4, with Johnson finishing second at 11 under and Pieters in fourth on eight under.
Charley Hoffman continued his run of form with a 3rd place finish.
Hoffman is up to 11th in the FedEx Cup standings. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
It’s Matsuyama’s sixth win in 20 starts and second WGC after he won the WGC-HSBC Champions last November.
He becomes just the fourth man to shoot 61 on the South Course at Firestone, after Tiger Woods, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.

The winning scorecard.
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