30 Oct '16, 8am

Matsuyama wins big at WGC-HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Hideki Matsuyama of Japan never gave anyone a chance Sunday, closing with a 6-under 66 to win the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and become the first Asian winner in the 18 years of the WGCs. It was only fitting that Matsuyama won the WGC billed as "Asia's major." The 24-year-old Matsuyama hit his second shot into the water on the par-5 18th hole and still finished with a par, holing an 18-foot putt. That gave him a seven-shot victory over The Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson (65) and Daniel Berger (69). It was the largest margin of victory at the HSBC Champions, and the largest in a WGC since Tiger Woods won by seven in the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Starting the final round with a three-shot lead, Matsuyama hit his approach into 4 feet for birdie and was on his way. His only difficult moment came at the par-3 fourth hole when he w...

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