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Golf: Hideki Matsuyama 3rd at AT&T Byron Nelson after fine final round

Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits out of a bunker on the ninth hole during the fourth round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament in McKinney, Texas, on May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)

MCKINNEY, Texas (Kyodo) -- Japan's Hideki Matsuyama finished in a tie for third at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday after shooting a 10-under 62 in the final round to go within two strokes of the title.

    Starting the day in 18th, Matsuyama carded one eagle, nine birdies and one bogey at TPC Craig Ranch to end with a 24-under total of 264. Lee Kyoung Hoon of South Korea won for the second straight year following a 63 and American Jordan Spieth came a shot behind in second.

    Matsuyama, who finished alongside Colombian Sebastian Munoz, has struggled with a shoulder injury since March and returned following four weeks' rest after finishing 14th at the Masters, the first major of the year.

    But the 30-year-old showed his class to gear up nicely for the second major starting Thursday, the PGA Championship.

    "I could finish well. It has given me a boost ahead of next week," said Matsuyama, who got off to a strong start on the front nine firing six birdies.

    "I've never carded a two-digit under before, so I'm happy," said Matuyama, who saved his best hole until last, landing his second shot within two meters of the pin en route to an eagle on the par-5 18th.

    "I believe the course will be totally different next week, so I hope to adjust quickly," he said.

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