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Hideki Matsuyama storms to Firestone glory with stunning final-day 61

Japanese player’s bogey-free final round secures five-stroke victoryZach Johnson second as Rory McIlroy’s title push peters out in fifth

Hideki Matsuyama stormed to a remarkable sixth victory in his last 20 events as Rory McIlroy’s bid for a second WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title petered out in Akron.

Matsuyama fired an eagle and seven birdies in a brilliant closing 61 at Firestone Country Club to finish 16 under par, five shots ahead of two-time major winner Zach Johnson, with Charley Hoffman a shot further back in third. Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, who shared the 54-hole lead with Johnson, carded a closing 71 …read more

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