Matsuyama Caps Big Rally With Eagle to Win Sony in Playoff
HONOLULU (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama hit one of the best shots of his career to win the Sony Open and he never saw it. The Masters champion overcame a five-shot deficit on the back nine at Waialae and forced a playoff with Russell Henley by making birdie on the last hole for a 63. The playoff didn't last long. Matsuyama drilled a 3-wood into the sun. The roar told him it was good. The ball settled 3 feet away for a tap-in eagle. It was Matsuyama's eighth PGA Tour victory. That ties him for most by an Asian-born player with K.J. Choi.