Hideki Matsuyama: The Pro With The Biggest Scotty Cameron Collection

The new Masters champ has been a fan of Scotty Cameron putters since his school days

Pro With The Biggest Scotty Cameron Collection
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The new Masters champ has been a fan of Scotty Cameron putters since his school days

Hideki Matsuyama: The Pro With The Biggest Scotty Cameron Collection

Hideki Matsuyama won his maiden Major title at the 2021 Masters, becoming the first ever Japanese Masters champion as well as his country's first ever male Major champion.

Hideki holed the winning putt using his 2012 Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Tour Prototype, which was actually a new addition after putting it in the bag in his previous start.

Matsuyama testing out new putters is not a new thing, with the Japenese star actually being a huge Scotty Cameron fan.

Despite using his Newport 2 GSS (German Stainless Steel) out on tour for a number of years, he always loves to test out new models.

Matsuyama loves to test out new Scotty Camerons. (Main top left is his chosen Masters-winning wand).

Many tour pros have large Scotty Cameron collections, including seven-time European Tour winner Bernd Wiesberger, although Scotty himself thinks that Hideki's collection is the largest.

A look at Bernd Wiesberger's Scotty Cameron colletion:

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"I want to say it's Hideki Matsuyama," Scotty Cameron recently told Golf Monthly after being asked which tour player has the biggest collection of his putters.

"Early on he was a Cameron fan when he was at school then got into college and our fitting studio in Hamamatsu, Japan is where he would hang out.

"It's at a golf course but it's a separate building and it's a museum and gallery that was built for the Cameron stuff and the headcovers and the putters.

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"Hideki has been coming there since he was 16 and he maybe gets the most putters made for him.

"He loves to be surprised with a new putter, he says it energises him and gets him re-focused and excited on something new.

"So he's always looking for the next greatest Scotty, so I'm gonna say probably Hideki has one of the greatest collections.

"You know the Black dots he wanted black, didn't want red. He has three simple black bombs/black dots whatever collectors call them.

His faithful Newport 2 GSS - surely we'll see this make a return again soon

"He tries everything, he's a mallet guy, he loves mallets.

"He'll switch every once in a while to something new that we give him but he's loyal on that Newport 2 GSS with three black dots in the back."

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x