Matsuyama has emerged as one of the world's top young stars, compiling 14 worldwide victories since turning professional in 2013. He claimed his fifth PGA Tour win last August in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Earlier in the year, he won on Super Bowl Sunday, successfully defending his Waste Management Open title at the TPC Scottsdale in yet another four-hole playoff, this time over 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson. Matsuyama tied for 10th in his first U.S. Open start in 2013 at Merion Golf Club, and followed it up last June at Erin Hills when he shared second with lefty Brian Harman by shooting a final-round 66. Last August, he shared the 36-hole lead with Kevin Kisner at Quail Hollow Country Club, but finished tied for fifth. He is a two-time Asian-Pacific Amateur champion and was the low amateur in the 2011 Masters.

U.S. Open Record
Year Site Scores To Par Finish
2018 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club 75-70-79-66--290 +10 T-16
2017 Erin Hills 74-65-71-66--276 -12 T-2
2016 Oakmont Country Club 74-78 +12 MC
2015 Chambers Bay 70-71-72-70--283 +3 T-18
2014 Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 2) 69-71-74-74--288 +8 T-35
2013 Merion Golf Club 71-75-74-67--287 +7 T-10

Road To Shinnecock Hills