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Hideki Matsuyama repeats as Phoenix Open champion
- Updated: February 7, 2017
By Jay Betsill
Hideki Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open for the second consecutive year, becoming on the sixth golfer to accomplish the feat in Phoenix and the first since Johnny Miller in 1974-75. He is also the first to repeat since the Phoenix Open moved to TPC Scottsdale in 1987.
When he won last year in Phoenix, Matsuyama outlasted Rickie Fowler in a four-hole playoff and this year, the current FedEx Cup points leader beat past U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson in a four-hole playoff.
In his last nine worldwide starts, Matsuyama has five wins and a pair of runner up finishes.
Next up on the PGA Tour is the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Notables in the field include Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Jimmy Walker.
While the PGA Tour was at the Greenest Show on Grass, the European Tour was at one of its marquee events, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club.
Sergio Garcia would go on to a wire-to-wire win at Dubai for his 12th European Tour victory, with a three stroke win over Henrik Stenson.