Zozo Championship R4

Hideki Matsuyama wins by five shots

Zozo Championship 2021 R4
October 21-24
Accordia Golf Narashino CC, Chiba, Japan
$9,950,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama produced two eagles, including one at the 18th, three birdies and two bogeys for a 65 to win the Zozo Championship by five shots at 15-under on Sunday. This seventh title is his first in his native country.


Zozo Championship 2021 R4

“It was one of my biggest goals to win in front of the Japanese fans here in this country as well. So happy that I’ll be able to accomplish that. Also, in 2019 Tiger won the Masters and went on to win the ZOZO Championship, so I’m glad that I would be able to emulate that as well.”


Zozo Championship 2021 R4

Matusyama didn’t feel good about his game this week, especially compared to his form earlier in the year for the Masters, and he credits the crowds for helping him win.

“I would rate my performance as 2 or 3. From the results perspective, it went about to 8, but I think it’s because all the energy that I was getting from the fans and I was very surprised how much energy I was feeding off of them.”


Zozo Championship 2021 R4

Americans Brendan Steele (66) and Cameron Tringale (69) tied for second place at 10-under.

“I’m really happy with it,” said Steele. “We had a lot of different conditions this week and obviously traveling over is difficult sometimes to get on the right time zone and feel good. To have a chance to do something special this week is really cool. I’m really proud of myself the way I hung in the last two days and then the way I handled the pressure today.

“It’s a really difficult course, very narrow, can’t get offline. The greens are super tricky. Even without conditions it’s still difficult, but you could score a lot better today than the last two days, for sure.”


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Zozo Championship 2021 R4

Englishman Matt Wallace closed with a 70 for a share of fourth place at 6-under alongside Canadian Mackenzie Hughes (67) and Colombian Sebastian Muñoz (70).

Open champion Collin Morikawa closed with a 69 to tie for seventh place at 5-under with seven other players, among them Tommy Fleetwood (70).

Zozo Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Hideki Matsuyama
-15
64
68
68
65
265
T2
Brendan Steele
-10
66
68
70
66
270
T2
Cameron Tringale
-10
67
66
68
69
270
T4
Mackenzie Hughes
-6
70
68
69
67
274
T4
Matt Wallace
-6
65
69
70
70
274
T4
Sebastian Munoz
-6
70
66
68
70
274
T7
Lanto Griffin
-5
69
67
73
66
275
T7
Keegan Bradley
-5
70
71
69
65
275
T7
Takumi Kanaya
-5
71
70
68
66
275
T7
Luke List
-5
69
69
70
67
275
T7
Sam Ryder
-5
68
71
69
67
275
T7
Tommy Fleetwood
-5
67
68
70
70
275
T7
Collin Morikawa
-5
71
68
67
69
275
T7
Branden Grace
-5
72
66
67
70
275
T15
Chan Kim
-4
72
66
70
68
276
T15
James Hahn
-4
68
69
70
69
276
17
Tom Hoge
-3
72
70
66
69
277
T18
K.H. Lee
-2
70
69
72
67
278
T18
Shugo Imahira
-2
72
72
66
68
278
T18
Si Woo Kim
-2
69
70
71
68
278
T18
Henrik Norlander
-2
71
72
71
64
278
T18
Hiroshi Iwata
-2
63
73
73
69
278
T18
Matt Jones
-2
67
69
73
69
278
T18
Alex Noren
-2
68
68
71
71
278
T25
Adam Long
-1
72
67
71
69
279
T25
Maverick McNealy
-1
73
69
72
65
279
T25
Wyndham Clark
-1
70
68
70
71
279
T28
Keita Nakajima (a)
E
73
69
70
68
280
T28
Xander Schauffele
E
70
74
68
68
280
T28
Troy Merritt
E
68
68
76
68
280
T28
Charley Hoffman
E
71
72
70
67
280
T28
Joaquin Niemann
E
64
71
73
72
280
T28
Naoto Nakanishi
E
71
73
73
63
280
T28
Adam Schenk
E
67
72
68
73
280
T35
Yuki Inamori
+1
69
71
73
68
281
T35
Kyle Stanley
+1
70
72
71
68
281
T35
Tomoharu Otsuki
+1
70
71
69
71
281
T35
Jinichiro Kozuma
+1
74
71
71
65
281
T39
Shaun Norris
+2
68
72
72
70
282
T39
Rikuya Hoshino
+2
69
72
72
69
282
T39
Ryutaro Nagano
+2
71
71
71
69
282
T39
Andrew Putnam
+2
73
69
71
69
282
T39
Harry Higgs
+2
68
72
70
72
282
T44
Pat Perez
+3
70
69
73
71
283
T44
Rickie Fowler
+3
70
71
71
71
283
T44
Ryan Palmer
+3
72
68
70
73
283
T44
Ryuichi Oiwa
+3
71
70
68
74
283
T48
Erik van Rooyen
+4
69
69
73
73
284
T48
Matthew NeSmith
+4
70
72
69
73
284
T48
Chris Kirk
+4
69
70
71
74
284
T48
Sung Kang
+4
74
69
74
67
284
T52
Bill Haas
+5
71
72
70
72
285
T52
Ryo Hisatsune
+5
74
70
75
66
285
T54
Jhonattan Vegas
+6
67
72
73
74
286
T54
Brandon Hagy
+6
70
74
72
70
286
T54
Will Zalatoris
+6
69
76
73
68
286
T57
Satoshi Kodaira
+7
73
67
72
75
287
T57
Kramer Hickok
+7
67
74
70
76
287
T57
Kazuki Higa
+7
73
75
68
71
287
T57
Tomoyasu Sugiyama
+7
73
72
73
69
287
T57
C.T. Pan
+7
76
73
70
68
287
T62
Tyler McCumber
+8
72
69
71
76
288
T62
Robert Streb
+8
74
77
67
70
288
T62
Chesson Hadley
+8
71
77
73
67
288
T62
Brendon Todd
+8
72
78
71
67
288
T66
Ryosuke Kinoshita
+9
67
75
74
73
289
T66
Doug Ghim
+9
71
71
74
73
289
T66
Naoyuki Kataoka
+9
68
71
78
72
289
T66
Scott Vincent
+9
72
73
72
72
289
T66
Sepp Straka
+9
74
70
76
69
289
T71
Roger Sloan
+10
72
74
71
73
290
T71
Wesley Bryan
+10
75
72
70
73
290
73
Emiliano Grillo
+11
74
70
75
72
291
74
Peter Malnati
+12
75
69
73
75
292
T75
Garrick Higgo
+14
70
78
72
74
294
T75
Doc Redman
+14
76
67
79
72
294
77
Ryuji Imada
+17
74
74
73
76
297
W/D
Carlos Ortiz
E
68
73
141
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