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Matsuyama becomes first man from Asian country to win Masters

Japanese golfer finished one stroke ahead of American rookie Zalatoris

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama celebrates with his green jacket after winning the Masters in Augusta, U.S. on April 11.    © Reuters

AUGUSTA, U.S. (Kyodo) -- Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday to become the first player from Japan to claim a men's major championship.

Matsuyama finished one stroke ahead of American rookie Will Zalatoris after carding four birdies and five bogies for a final-round score of 73 and 10-under for the four days.

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