Hideki Matsuyama aims for Olympic gold in Tokyo 2021. He said it in the first interview since he won the Masters 2021. Hideki talked about his future goals, especially the Summer Olympics 2021 which will be held in Japan, in Tokyo.
He said: "I was filled with nerves from the first hole to the last. I never felt there was a time for me to let up even a little bit and relax. Technically, I've had some pretty frustrating days since the beginning of this year and haven't been able to see the results that I've wanted.
But after my practice round on Wednesday, I felt like I kind of found something and started to feel pretty good about my chances that week. It’s hard to define what those feeling were but that was probably the biggest impression I had going into the tournament.
Tokyo Olympics? To be honest, I don't know what will happen yet, but I think I will be selected via the rankings. So right now, I just plan to be careful and try and avoid any injuries in the tournaments I have left to play before the Olympics, and then go there and win a gold medal.
That's my goal. and I'll do my best to accomplish it."
Hideki Matsuyama expressed also on the Masters
Hideki Matsuyama wins the Augusta Masters as the first Japanese to win a Major. He got the green jacket of the 85th edition of the US tournament, finishing at -10 on the course of the Augusta National Golf Club, in Georgia.
The Japanese beat the American Will Zalatoris by one stroke and the other two Americans Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth by three, winning his sixth Pga Tour title. The Japanese initially decided not to go to Georgia to play the tournament of champions despite an invitation for winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
But it was his staff and his family who changed his mind. He said: "I am really happy and I hope with this victory to become a pioneer of the growth of Japanese golf. It is really exciting to know that so many people have cheered for me and the wish is that so many young people can follow.
my footsteps." "It was wonderful. As the Coronavirus continues to rage, your result moved our hearts and gave us courage." Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan, also wanted to congratulate Matsuyama.