Golf-Matsuyama understands Japan's virus concerns but hopes Olympics can go forward

  • Golf
  • Wednesday, 19 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: May 16, 2021; McKinney, Texas, USA; Hideki Matsuyama plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament. / Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina (Reuters) - Japan's Hideki Matsuyama said he understands why many in his home country want this summer's Tokyo Olympics cancelled as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic but he hopes the event can still go forward.

The Masters champion said the United States is further along in its efforts to vaccinate people against the virus than in Japan, where only about 3.5% of its population of about 126 million has been vaccinated, according to a Reuters tracker.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Golf

Golf-Niemann, Buhai upstage locals to win Australian Open titles
Golf-Tight tussle on leaderboard going into final round of SA Open
Teenagers Andrew and Xingtong win Selangor Amateur Open titles
Legends Tour breaks new ground
Monahan confident framework agreement will be done
New Mizuno ST-G driver and titanium fairway woods
Fully commit to the shot with a shallow angle of attack
Donald stays on as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for 2025
Golf-Lee, Hoshino set up final round duel at Australian Open
Golf-Taylor's putter drop immortalised in Canadian Open logo

Others Also Read