Which award did Hideki Matsuyama receive after winning the 2021 Masters?

Category: Champions of the Game
Hideki Matsuyama receiving the Prime Minister’s Award in Tokyo

Clue

It was awarded to him by Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo

Answer

Hideki Matsuyama received the Prime Minister’s Award in Tokyo for winning the 2021 Masters golf tournament.

More about Hideki Matsuyama receiving the the Prime Minister’s Award in Tokyo

Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 masters with a total score of 278 (-10). Runner up was Will Zalatois one shot behind (-9).

Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese male golfer to win a major championship.

“You have continued to encourage the affected areas, marking the 10th anniversary of the disaster, and you have great courage. While contributing greatly to the progress of sports in Japan, the achievement of communicating the importance of efforts to all the people and giving them dreams and hopes is truly remarkable.”
Yoshihide Suga

Hideki Matsuyama wore the green jacket at the presentation and gifted the prime minister a green masters cap and a pin flag from the tournament.