Matsuyama's triumph in Augusta, huge boost to Asian golf popularity
Manila Bulletin|April 15, 2021
AUGUSTA (PGA Tour) – Hideki Matsuyama’s historic triumph in becoming the first Japanese winner at the Masters Tournament will spark immediate gains for Asian golf.

Korea’s Byeong Hun An will be the first to attest to the fact.

When Y.E. Yang delivered Asia’s maiden major title in the men’s competition following a memorable victory at the 2009 PGA Championship, An was among the throng of Asian kids who were instantly inspired.

Two weeks after watching Yang defeat Tiger Woods in a head-to-head final round duel at Hazeltine National, An won the prestigious U.S. Amateur Championship at Southern Hills to become the youngest champion in its history at age 17.

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