TOKYO - Hideki Matsuyama became the first rookie to win the Japan Golf Tour money list Sunday when the 21-year-old clinched his fourth victory of the season at the Casio World Open. Matsuyama only turned professional in April but capped a brilliant debut season by pipping Yuta Ikeda at the Kochi Kuroshio Country Club course. He held on to his overnight lead to defeat Ikeda by just one stroke with a final round 70 for a 12-under-par total of 276. “It makes me happy to win a tournament and clinch the money title at a course where I practised golf when I was in middle school and high school,” Matsuyama said. “I have never played so patiently in tournaments in which I led going into the final round. I managed to hold on,” he added after picking up a cheque of 40 million yen.–AFP