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Golf: Hideki Matsuyama cruises to win at HSBC Champions

Golf: Hideki Matsuyama cruises to win at HSBC Champions

Hideki Matsuyama waved to a cheering crowd from the top balcony of a corporate suite over the 18th green at Sheshan International, where moments earlier he finished up a thorough beating of a world-class field in the HSBC Champions. 

He never felt higher. His game never felt better. 

And the 24-year-old Japanese star can only hope that he's just getting started. 

Matsuyama never gave anyone a chance Sunday, closing with a 6-under 66 for a seven-shot victory that made him the first Asian to win a World Golf Championships event since the series began in 1999. 

And it was only fitting that he won at the event billed as “Asia's...

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