Sporting Life: Matsuyama's Masters win helps change the conversations about Asians

Hideki Matsuyama celebrating after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - The first to do anything has the nerve of a tightrope walker. The first means you carve a path which wasn't there. The first is trying to win while carrying the burden of your nation's ancient dreams. The first is folks doubting you because no one like you has ever won.

No Japanese winner at a men's Major. No Asian champion at the Masters.

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