Nomura announces sponsorship agreement with golfer Hideki Matsuyama
Nomura Holdings, Inc. has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Japanese professional golfer Hideki Matsuyama.
Matsuyama is currently a major contender in the United States PGA Tour. He is the first
Asian golfer to win a World Golf Championships event and is a three-time PGA Tour winner.
In December 2016, he became the first Japanese to win the Hero World Challenge among eighteen of the world’s top golfers. As from December 11th, 2016, Matsuyama is ranked sixth in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Nomura explain that they proposed the sponsorship on seeing that Matsuyama's determination and spirit resonate with its long-standing culture of taking on new challenges and driving change for a better future.
Going forward, Nomura will support the golfer as he continues to challenge himself to
reach new heights around the globe.
"I'm humbled by this opportunity to partner with Nomura for the next three years", he said. "I jumped out of Japan with the sheer desire to grow on the international stage and it is encouraging
to have Nomura, a company that takes on global challenges for the future of finance, at my side.
"In 2017, I will continue to do all that I can towards achieving the Grand Slam, something that no Japanese has done before".