Srixon staff player Hideki Matsuyama won the Dunlop Phoenix title in Japan last weekend, after triumphing in a sudden death playoff against compatriot Hiroshi Iwata. On his way to a sixth victory on the Japan Tour, Matsuyama also faced a strong challenge throughout from America’s Jordan Spieth.
Starting the final round with a two-shot lead, a round of one-under-par, after birdies at the final two holes in regulation play, proved to be enough to secure Matsuyama’s place in a playoff against Iwata, who shot a final round of eight-under-par to surge up the leaderboard. Matsuyama needed just one playoff hole to secure the win, wrapping up proceedings with a par. The win takes Matsuyama up to 16th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Matsuyama is a full Srixon staff player using a Srixon Z 545 driver, Srixon Z 945 irons, Cleveland Golf 588 RTX 2.0 wedges, and the Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball, featuring Spin Skin technology.