For those who think golf is boring to sit through, either in person or on television, chances are you weren’t at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio on Sunday.
Over the course of the final round, Matsuyama would put on a golfing clinic. His 9-under par 61 was the lowest round recorded in four decades at the illustrious venue. Along the way, the 25-year-old PGA Tour Veteran would birdie four of the final six holes on the Back Nine.
Matsuyama carded an astonishing 16-under par 264 for the win, five shots better than runner-up Zach Johnson. Charlie Hoffman, who has made a habit of finishing second in 2017 was six shots back in third place.
Still another accomplishment for the Champion is that he tied the course record held by Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods and Jose Maria Olazabal. The win also makes Matsuyama a player to watch at the PGA CHAMPIONSHIP at Quail Run this week.