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Matsuyama makes history with Masters win

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan.

His arms securely inside the sleeves of the green jacket, he thrust them in the air.

Ten years after he made a sterling debut as the best amateur at the Masters, the 29-year-old Matsuyama claimed the ultimate prize and took his place in history.


Late triple bogey dooms Schauffele

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Xander Schauffele stepped up to the 16th tee with all the momentum at the Masters.

He had just ripped off four straight birdies.

Zalatoris finishes 2nd in Masters debut

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Maybe the first hint that Will Zalatoris had what it took came when he was 6, and Ken Venturi went over to him on a driving range to show him a grip that he hasn't changed since. Or maybe it was at 11, when a pro named David Price said he could be great if he put in the work.

Or maybe it was Sunday, when the 24-year-old finished alone in second at the Masters. Read More...

Spectators returning in limited numbers

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) The roars returned to Masters. At least two of them.

There were enough spectators, believed to be roughly 8,000 a day, to at least bring some sound back to the gorgeous scenery of Augusta National in April. And they stood six-deep over the final 100 yards of the 18th green - masks on - as Hideki Matsuyama walked up the hill to a one-shot victory. Read More...

Rahm closes memorable week with 66

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Jon Rahm had a great week before even getting to the Masters.

His stay at Augusta National wasn't bad, either.

Japan celebrates Matsuyama's Masters win

TOKYO (AP) Led by Japan's prime minister, the country celebrated golfer Hideki Matsuyama's victory in the Masters - the first Japanese player to win at Augusta National and pull on the famous green jacket.

"It was really wonderful," Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said with his country struggling to pull off the postponed Tokyo Olympics in just over three months. "As the coronavirus drags on, his achievement moved our hearts and gave us courage." Read More...

Conners makes hole-in-one on 6th hole

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) The Latest on the Masters (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

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