Hideki Matsuyama wins the 2021 Masters becoming first Japanese man to win golf major

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(CNN) — Hideki Matsuyama put together two brilliant closing rounds at the Augusta National to win the 2021 Masters.

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The Japanese golfer finished ahead of Will Zalatoris in second to claim his first major.

The 29-year-old was bunched amongst his competitors before an hour-long weather delay on Saturday before he catapulted himself into the lead in the third round with some scintillating golf.

In the all important fourth round on Sunday, Matsuyama held off early tests from Zalatoris and a late push from Xander Schauffele, in which both players found the water, before guiding himself to victory.

In winning the famous golf tournament, Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win a golf major and ended an almost four-year winless drought.