GOLF: WORLD NO 3 JAPAN'S MATSUYAMA IN MALAYSIA'S CIMB CLASSIC IN KL
Last Updated: 2017-10-11
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (NNN-Bernama) -- World number three, Hideki Matsuyama from Japan is in no hurry to hunt down the top spot in the world golf ranking.

"You know, to become number one in the world, I've to play better and hopefully I can find my game here this week and play as well as I did last year. As long as I can keep doing that and keep having good results, hopefully that day will come.

"But right now I'm really not playing well enough to become number one, but I'm trying my best to change that around and hopefully can challenge the two guys in front of me," the 25-year-old Japanese professional told a press conference here.

Matsuyama is here for the 2017 CIMB Classic and one of the top-5 golfers from the Official World Golf Ranking to headline the USD7 million (about RM29.54 million) PGA Tour tournament in Malaysia.

As the highest ranked player in the field this week, Matsuyama will be seeking a grandstand finish, having finished runner-up to United States' Justin Thomas last year and tied-fifth in 2015.

Two of the world's top five players are in the elite 78-man field.

Two-time defeding CIMB Classic champion and world No 4, Justin Thomas of the US heads the cast with Matsuyama. -- NNN-BERNAMA