Hideki Matsuyama, who won the Masters Tournament, an overseas major tournament for men's golf, was awarded the Prime Minister's Commendation today.

Hideki Matsuyama won the Men's Golf Masters Tournament in the United States for the first time this month, and was the first Japanese man to win an overseas major.

In honor of this achievement, Mr. Matsuyama will be presented with the Prime Minister's Award, and Mr. Matsuyama and Director Yasuhiko Abe of the Tohoku Fukushi University Golf Club, who taught at the Prime Minister's Office today, attended the award. The ceremony was held.

Prime Minister Suga said, "We continued to encourage the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and gave us great courage to mark the milestone of 10 years. The achievements that conveyed the importance of efforts to all the people and gave them dreams and hopes are truly remarkable. I handed him a certificate of commendation.

Matsuyama, who wore a green jacket given to the winner, handed him an autographed hat in return and said, "I would be very happy if the children wanted to become Masters. Other athletes also I would be happy if you could aim for a higher level, so I will continue to do my best. "

After this, Matsuyama told reporters, "I feel like I'm going to tighten myself. It's been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, and I'm glad I got good results. I'll continue to do my best to aim for the gold medal at the Olympics." I did.