Hideki Matsuyama was born 25 February 1992 in Japan.
He was introduced to golf at the early age of 4 by his father and later studied at Tohoku Fukushi University.
In 2010 he won the Asian Amateur Championship with a score of 68-69-65-67=269. This victory gave him the opportunity to play in the 2011 Masters Tournament as an amateur where he ended up winning the Silver Cup, which is presented to the lowest scoring amateur.
Matsuyama turned professional in April 2013.
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