Hideki Matsuyama surges to four-shot lead in weather-hit Masters

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Moving day? Matsuyama’s day. In proving how even a brief delay in a tournament – in this case 75 minutes – can totally shift its complexion Hideki Matsuyama emerged to leave the remainder of the Masters field grasping for air.

He now sits 18 holes from the making of history; as the first Asian winner of the Masters and the only Japanese man to win a major. A decade ago, Matsuyama won low amateur honours at Augusta. Since then, his best finish has been fifth in 2015; a repeat of the closing round of 66 as pieced together then would be more than sufficient to seal what would be the greatest achievement of his career.

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Source: The Guardian
Hideki Matsuyama surges to four-shot lead in weather-hit Masters