Mat­suyama wins at Fire­stone with big fin­ish

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - BY DOUG FER­GU­SON

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.

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