Matsuyama wins by seven strokes again, this time at home

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Hideki Matsuyama, suddenly the hottest player in world golf, is projected to rise to sixth in the world rankings after a runaway victory at the Taiheiyo Masters in Japan on Sunday.

Matsuyama finished at 23-under-par 265 to crush the field by seven strokes at the Japan Tour event at the Taiheiyo Club Gotemba course at the base of snow-capped Mount Fiji.

It was the same winning margin by which he captured the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai in his previous start.

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