Who Is Hideki Matsuyama's Wife?

We take a look at who the Masters winner is married to

Matsuyama watches his shot
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In 2021, Hideki Matsuyama made history as he became the first male Japanese golfer to secure a Major title. In a thrilling final day at the Masters, a level-par final round was good enough for a one shot victory. 

Being introduced to the game by his father, the Japanese star spent a week as the world’s top-ranked amateur in 2012, boasting wins at the 2010 and 2011 Asian Amateur Championship.

As well as multiple victories on the PGA Tour, Matsuyama has also racked up eight titles on the Japan Golf Tour and reached a career-high second in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2017.

Matsuyama receives the Presidents award

Matsuyama poses with Japan's Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, during the Prime Minister's award ceremony on the 30th April 2021

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Despite his success, little is known about Matsuyama’s personal life, so it came as a surprise when he announced back in July 2017 that he and his wife had just welcomed their daughter into the world. 

As well as their daughter, Kanna, little is known about his wife, Mei, with both not in attendance for when Hideki won the 2021 Masters tournament.

Matsuyama celebrates with his caddie

Matsuyama celebrates on the 18th at Augusta National with his caddie

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Speaking at the 2017 Northern Trust Open, Matsuyama addressed the news and revealed the simple reason why he’s been able to keep his private life out of the spotlight.

“No one really asked me if I was married, so I didn’t have to answer that question,” the then 25-year-old said. “But I felt that after the [2017] PGA would be a good time, because our baby is born and I thought that would be a good time to let everyone know.”

While, on the face of it, his form has dipped ever so slightly since starting a family of his own, Matsuyama insists he has no problem separating the two aspects of his life. “Golf is golf,” he said. “Once we get on the golf course, that’s what I’m thinking about.”

Matt Cradock
Freelance Staff Writer

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.