In the third round of the Tokyo Olympics and men's golf, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan increased his score by four to move up to second place with a total of 13 unders, one stroke behind the lead, and will face the final round on August 1.

On the other hand, Rikuya Hoshino dropped two scores and dropped to 46th place with a total of 1 under.

Matsuyama, a golf boy in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, increased his score by one in the remaining two holes of the second round, which was postponed on the 30th, and reached the third round with a total of 9 under.

In the 1st par 4, the tee shot was roughly put in and the bogey started suddenly, but if the birdie was immediately stolen in the 2nd par 4, the 3rd par 4 would sink a long distance putt and make it a continuous birdie.

In the second half, I continued to play golf, but when I put the second shot from the bunker on the green in the 17th par 4, I used the slope well to pull it near the pin and steal the birdie.

Matsuyama increased his score by 4 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey in the 3rd round, and moved up to 2nd place alone with a total of 13 under pars.

On the other hand, Hoshino took the birdie with No. 2 immediately after making No. 1 bogey, but the sound of hitting the double bogey with No. 14 echoed, and on this day, he dropped two scores and totaled 1 I dropped to 46th place with an under.

American Zander Shafrey defends the lead with a total of 14 unders, while British Paul Casey and Mexico's Carlos Ortiz are in third place with a total of 12 unders, two strokes behind the lead.

In addition, four people, including Irish player Rory McIlroy, are lined up in fifth place, one stroke behind, and the medal battle is a mixed battle.

Hideki Matsuyama "I want to aim for a gold medal"

Hideki Matsuyama, who finished the third round and finished second with a total of 13 under, said, "There was also a new coronavirus infection, and there was a tough part where my physical strength was not fully restored, but that is just an excuse. It's the result of trying to finish in a good position. "

On top of that, he said that he was not satisfied with the result and said, "I can't say anything because I wasn't very good today. Tomorrow, I want to prepare for a good putt."

For the final round on August 1st, when the gold medal will be awarded, "It will be a very fun day, so I want to put out what I have. Only the championship is evaluated in the major golf tournament, but the Olympics is even in 3rd place. You will be given a bronze medal. I don't know what kind of motivation it will be, so I want to aim for a gold medal. "

Rikuya Hoshino "It's been a really disappointing third day."

Rikuya Hoshino, who dropped two scores in the third round and made a total of one under, said, "I dropped the score on the day I had to improve, and it was a really disappointing third day. The tee shot was disturbed. I couldn't fly straight to the fairway, so I couldn't bring it to a good flow. "

Even so, for the final round on August 1st, I changed my mind, saying, "Because it's the last day, I want to raise the ranking even by one and play comfortably to finish."

US representative Collin Morikawa "Great experience for me"

Collin Morikawa, the American national team who won the British Open, an overseas major held just before, finished the third round with a total of 7 under, increasing the score by four.

Regarding playing in Japan, which has roots, Morikawa said, "I sometimes forget about the heat because I play on such a beautiful course, but when I stand, I feel the heat and sweat and it is really tough. I think, "he said, and he seemed surprised by the harsh heat of Japan.

On top of that, "Olympic Games is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and people all over the world are watching it. It's so exciting to represent the country, and it's amazing that there is golf as an Olympic event, so this is really me. I think it's a great experience for me, "he said.

For the final round on August 1st, he said, "Of course I want medals, so tomorrow has to play even better and I need to be lucky."