The Japanese professional golf star Hideki Matsuyama is out for a ‘fun day’ golfing with U.S. President Trump. It seems the course is going to be some thing to watch out for.
Hideki Matsuyama, a professional golfer from Japan is World’s #4 and is a five time PGA Tour Winner and 8 time Japan Golf Tour winner. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is also to accompany the duo for a golfing day during Trump’s visit to Japan between 5-7 November as a part of his Asian tour.
As of sources, the game is to take place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe near Tokyo.
Speaking of Matsuyama who is among top golfers of the world and had secured second place finish at the US Open promised to keep game away from any politics discussion. However, the golf-star has no idea how this great opportunity came along.
“It’s an honor to play with the prime minister from Japan and the president of the United States and I am looking forward to it,” said Matsuyama.
“We will have a fun day. I am a professional golfer, not a politician,” he added.
Apart from Matsuyama that Trump plans to play with, the later had already played with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, world’s no. 3 golfer.
It’s a fun fact that Matsuyama is concerned into safeguarding his professional status while playing against Trump.
“I wasn’t sure if I’d be good enough,” he was reported as saying by the Kyodo news agency.
“I hope to have fun so the day will be engraved on my memory. And I’ll do my best not to lose,” Matsuyama said.
Four time major champion Rory McIlroy said he would “think twice” about playing golf with Trump again.
“Whenever an invitation or a request comes my way, I don’t want to say I jump at the chance, but at the same time, you know, to see the Secret Service, to see the scene, I mean, that’s really what I was going for,” said McIIroy.
“I mean, there was not one bit of politics discussed in that round of golf. He was more interested talking about the grass that he just put on the greens.
“Would I do it again? After the sort of backlash I received, I’d think twice about it.”