Matsuyama wins at Firestone with big finish
Hideki Matsuyama was along for the ride four years ago when he watched Tiger Woods tear apart Firestone Country Club on his way to a 61 in the second round, which tied the South course record and sent Woods to a seven-shot victory in the Bridgestone Invitational.
“I just couldn’t believe that anyone could shoot 61 on this golf course,” Matsuyama said.
He sure didn’t expect that from himself Sunday, especially after warming up so badly that Matsuyama wasn’t sure which the way ball was going.
Some four hours later, the 25-year-old Japanese star had a place alongside Woods in the record book.