As America starts to tune in for Super Bowl 51, there was a battle still being fought in the Deserts of Arizona.
The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open finished in stellar fashion as Webb Simpson and Hideki Matsuyama played four playoff rounds to crown the winner. Hideki sank a 10 footer on the short par-4 17th in front of record crowds. He has now become 1 of 6 players to defend their title in the event joining golf greats, Ben Hogan, Jimmy Jimmy Demaret, Lloyd Mangrum, Arnold Palmer and Johnny Miller.
Hideki’s exceptional ball striking tee-to-green was the best amongst the field, but it was truly his approach shots that separated him from the field. He averaged 310 yards off the tee and hit 80.5% greens in regulation. Stellar performance earning him the right to once again hold the trophy on Sunday.
Hideki has now won his second PGA TOUR event this year and 5 events across the globe in 3.5 months. Amazing play by an amazing player.
Is this the year Hideki Matsuyama breaks out?
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