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Sony Open: Hideki Matsuyama hits a shot he ‘didn’t see’ to win in a playoff

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hideki Matsuyama hugged his caddie Shota Hayafuji after beating Russell Henley on the first playoff hole to win the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hideki Matsuyama hugged his caddie Shota Hayafuji after beating Russell Henley on the first playoff hole to win the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hideki Matsuyama joined Isao Aoki as the only players from Japan to win at Waialae.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hideki Matsuyama joined Isao Aoki as the only players from Japan to win at Waialae.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM
                                On the first play-off hole, Hideki Matsuyama’s second shot lands on the green and lands 3 feet away to win Sony Open 2022. Matsuyama bested Russell Henley on the first extra hole.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM

    On the first play-off hole, Hideki Matsuyama’s second shot lands on the green and lands 3 feet away to win Sony Open 2022. Matsuyama bested Russell Henley on the first extra hole.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Russell Henley came within inches of winning his second Sony Open title on Sunday. But his par putt on 18th hole just slid by. Hideki Matsuyama birdied to force sudden death, where Matsuyama won on the first playoff hole.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM

    Russell Henley came within inches of winning his second Sony Open title on Sunday. But his par putt on 18th hole just slid by. Hideki Matsuyama birdied to force sudden death, where Matsuyama won on the first playoff hole.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1983
                                Isao Aoki rejoiced after burying an eagle from the rough to steal the victory in 1983.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 1983

    Isao Aoki rejoiced after burying an eagle from the rough to steal the victory in 1983.

Hideki Matsuyama let the largest gallery at Waialae Country Club in more than a decade let him know he was adding to his trophy case. Read more

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