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Hideki Matsuyama Beats the Odds to Win 2021 Masters Tournament

Hideki Matsuyama secured his first-ever win at Augusta with a victory at the 2021 Masters.
Hideki Matsuyama secured his first-ever win at Augusta with a victory at the 2021 Masters. | Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

It went down to the wire, but Hideki Matsuyama held on in the final round of the 2021 Masters on Sunday and took home his first-ever green jacket. Matsuyama (-10) finished with a one-stroke lead over Will Zalatoris, also holding off a rally by Xander Schauffele to secure the win.

Matsuyama overcame the odds to win the 2021 Masters.

Hideki Matsuyama Pre-Masters Odds 2021

Matsuyama had +4000 odds to win the 2021 Masters on FanDuel Sportsbook ahead of the tournament. That was tied for 19th among all golfers in the field. He was +750 to finish in the top five pre-tournament as well.

Hideki Matsuyama Masters Odds Rise

Matsuyama was outside of the top five in the odds to win the 2021 Masters heading into Round 3 of the tournament. However, he shot a 7-under 65 to take first place heading into Sunday's final round. Matsuyama was the favorite entering play on Sunday at -120, far above the second-highest Schauffele at +500. He shot a 1-over 73 in the final round, which was just enough to earn the win.

Hideki Matsuyama Round-by-Round Masters 2021 Scorecard

-Round 1: 69 (-3)
-Round 2: 71 (-1)
-Round 3: 65 (-7)
-Round 4: 73 (+1)

Hideki Matsuyama Masters History

This was Matsuyama's first win at the Masters. His previous best finish was 5th in 2015, which was also his only top-10 finish prior to 2021. This was his 10th Masters appearance.

Hideki Matsuyama PGA Championship 2021 Odds

The next major on the schedule is the PGA Championship. Matsuyama is listed at +2700 odds to win the 2021 PGA Championship on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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