Masters notebook: Matsuyama, as host, merited high praise


              Amateur Keita Nakajima, of Japan, walks off the 13th green during the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Paul Casey, of England, putts on the eight hole during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
            
              Cameron Smith, of Australia, shakes hands with Bryson DeChambeau's caddie Brian Zeigler on the 18th green during the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, tees off on the 15th hole during the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, shakes hands with Justin Thomas, right, on the 18th hole during the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Masters notebook: Matsuyama, as host, merited high praise