“The new Masters champ is so down-to-earth he drives a minivan. He is so private that no one knew anything about his love life until well after he was married; probed why he had kept it a secret for so long he said, ‘Because no one asked.’ The new Masters champ is so soft-spoken the joke among the press corps is that while he doesn’t speak much English he speaks even less Japanese.” Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama, quiet star, makes a loud statement for his nation and for himself. (Matsuyama was playing poorly before a weather delay on Saturday. After the break, he was unbelievably good. When asked what he did during the break to get his game on track, he answered that he just sat in his car looking at his phone until the weather passed. There but for the grace of god go I-Phone.)