11/23 06:16 CST Matsuyama wins Dunlop Phoenix in playoff
Matsuyama wins Dunlop Phoenix in playoff
MIYAZAKI, Japan (AP) --- Hideki Matsuyama of Japan beat compatriot Hiroshi
Iwata in the first playoff hole to win the Dunlop Phoenix on Sunday.
Matsuyama, who plays primarily on the U.S. PGA tour, started the day with a
two-stroke lead and shot a 1-under 70 in regulation before saving par on the
extra hole to claim his first victory this season on the Japanese tour.
Iwata began the day seven strokes off the lead and surged up the leaderboard
with a 63 to tie Matsuyama at 15-under 269. Matsuyama birdied the final two
holes of regulation after bogeys on Nos. 15 and 16.
Jordan Spieth of the United States shot a 69 to finish in a tie for third with
Australia's Brendan Jones, who had a 68.