At the 2021 Masters Tournament, Hideki Matsuyama broke through to become Japan’s first male major champion. But for long before then, he has been a “senpai” for the generation of Japanese golf behind him. This week at Augusta National, the fruits of the Japan Golf Association’s labor is coming to fruition with two countrymen joining Matsuyama – Takumi Kanaya and Keita Nakajima – proving that Japanese golf is wholly on the rise.