Hideki Matsuyama wins Genesis Invitational title after stunning final round

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Japan’s Matsuyama carded nine birdies at Riviera Country Club to finish 17 under par.
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February 18, 2024
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Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama fired a stunning final round of 62 to win the Genesis Invitational and secure his ninth PGA Tour title.

Matsuyama carded nine birdies at Riviera Country Club to finish 17 under par, overturning a six-shot deficit to overnight leader Patrick Cantlay to claim his first win in two years.

The former Masters champion birdied his first three holes in a front nine of 32 and started the back nine with another hat-trick of gains to move into a five-way tie for the lead.

But the best was yet to come as the former world number two – who had slipped to 55th in the rankings – hit his approach to the 15th to eight inches, his tee shot on the next even closer and also birdied the 17th to effectively seal victory with several groups still out on the course.

“I wasn’t striking the ball really well but my chipping and putting was working a lot this week, especially the second shot on 15 was one of the best I had. That really helped,” Matsuyama said through an interpreter.

“I think it’s really important for me to keep this momentum, especially going to Augusta, so hopefully I can keep that.”

Will Zalatoris and Luke List shared second place on 14 under par, List having held a two-shot lead on 16 under after racing to the turn in 30, only to struggle home in 38.

Zalatoris carded four birdies and two bogeys in his closing 69, while 54-hole leader Cantlay could only manage a final round of 72, which included a birdie from 50 feet on the 18th.

England’s Tommy Fleetwood finished in a tie for 10th after a closing 67, with Rory McIlroy joint 24th following a final round of 70.

“I think that I’m close. I’m not quite where I want to be,” McIlroy told CBS.

“It’s one of these courses where you know that precision is so important and putting your ball in the right areas and if you’re just slightly off your weaknesses sort of get magnified this week.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2R3R4Total
1Hideki Matsuyama-1769686862267
T2Will Zalatoris-1466706569270
T2Luke List-1465696868270
T4Adam Hadwin-1369706765271
T4Patrick Cantlay-1364657072271
T4Xander Schauffele-1370666570271
7Harris English-1269696569272
8Tom Hoge-1166707067273
9Jason Day-965696972275
T10Tommy Fleetwood-870687167276
T10Sam Burns-870716867276
T10Scottie Scheffler-868707068276
T10Eric Cole-873696569276
T10Adam Svensson-867726770276
T10J.T. Poston-868716671276
T16Byeong Hun An-767727068277
T16Max Homa-773657069277
T16Cameron Young-772666970277
T19Collin Morikawa-670717067278
T19Ludvig Åberg-668727068278
T19Viktor Hovland-670697069278
T19Tony Finau-670677071278
T19Adam Scott-672686771278
T24Lee Hodges-569746967279
T24Tom Kim-569697269279
T24Rory McIlroy-574666970279
T24Christiaan Bezuidenhout-569697071279
T24Russell Henley-570696971279
T24Beau Hossler-568706873279
T24Corey Conners-570657074279
T31Taylor Moore-469736870280
T31Seamus Power-474686771280
T31Brendon Todd-468716972280
T31Mackenzie Hughes-469657274280
T35Rickie Fowler-370697171281
T35Lucas Glover-369716873281
T37Sahith Theegala-272697071282
T37Ben Griffin-272696675282
T39Nicolai Højgaard-170717369283
T39Gary Woodland-170727071283
T39Denny McCarthy-169746872283
T39Nick Taylor-170697074283
T39Kurt Kitayama-170696975283
T44Emiliano GrilloPar70717469284
T44Andrew PutnamPar71707172284
T44Si Woo KimPar69746972284
T44Sungjae ImPar71716973284
T44Brian HarmanPar69707174284
49Cam Davis+265737375286
50Charley Hoffman+469747273288
51Chase Johnson+572707374289
CUTMatt Kuchar+27272--144
CUTJ.J. Spaun+27371--144
CUTSepp Straka+27371--144
CUTPatrick Rodgers+27173--144
CUTWyndham Clark+27173--144
CUTKeegan Bradley+27173--144
CUTNick Dunlap+37075--145
CUTSam Ryder+37273--145
CUTAlex Smalley+37669--145
CUTJustin Thomas+37273--145
CUTMatt Fitzpatrick+47571--146
CUTTaylor Montgomery+47274--146
CUTChris Kirk+47274--146
CUTNick Hardy+47670--146
CUTAdam Schenk+57473--147
CUTGrayson Murray+67177--148
CUTKevin Yu+87575--150
W/DTiger Woods-72---72
DQJordan Spieth-6673--139
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