Hideki Matsuyama

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 Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau won’t play together over the opening two rounds of the US Open. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau will be on opposite sides of the draw at this week’s US Open as their simmering rivalry continues. A number of sp(...)

Rory McIlroy returns to action at this week’s Memorial Tournament. Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty

Rory McIlroy cited “personal reasons” for pulling out of the pre-tournament pro-am and cancelling a scheduled press conference ahead of the Memorial T(...)

Will Zalatoris in action at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Photograph: EPA

It’s been quite the ride for Will Zalatoris. He’s gone from being the guy with the weird name, or alternatively the doppelganger of the caddie from Ha(...)

Forty of more than 500 towns registered to welcome international competitors have decided not to accept athletes for training camps and cultural exchanges before the upcoming Olympics in Japan. File photograph: EPA

Dozens of Japanese towns have abandoned plans to host Olympic athletes because of concern they will overburden stretched medical resources amid a fou(...)

Hideki Matsuyama is set to return to action in Texas a month on from his US Masters win. Photograph: Jared C Tilton/Getty

US Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama is targeting more success after the “relief” of securing his maiden major title. Matsuyama took a four-shot lead(...)

 A man takes a photo of the Tokyo Olympic countdown clock indicating the remaining 100 days until the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The French Olympic committee (CNOSF) is confident that all French athletes can be vaccinated against Covid-19 before this year’s Tokyo Olympics, its p(...)

Former Japanese backstroke swimmer Aya Terakawa carries the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch during the torch relay at the Expo ‘70 Commemorative Park in Suita, Osaka prefecture. Photograph: STR/JIJI Press /AFP via Getty Images

When Hideki Matsuyama sank the putt that won the Masters on Sunday, he not only made history by becoming the first Japanese man to win a Major golf ti(...)

Shane Lowry and his caddie Brian ‘Bo’  Martin walk to the 12th tee during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

It is a glass half-full kind of positive vibe for Shane Lowry as far as his best Masters finish so far (tied-21st) will see him aim to kick on, with t(...)

Hideki Matsuyama hugs his caddie Shota Hayafuji on the 18th green after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

With Hideki Matsuyama, it was never a case of if but, rather, when. That his breakthrough Major win came in the Masters tournament, after an apprentic(...)

 Hideki Matsuyama of Japan celebrates during the Green Jacket  ceremony after winning the Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Getty Images

Hideki Matsuyama has recorded one of Japan’s greatest international sporting successes after winning the US Masters golf , months before Tokyo is sche(...)

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