Hideki Matsuyama prepares for debut

Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama reacts after missing a putt on the 18th green at the Masters on April 8, 2012
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Japanese amateur golfer Hideki Matsuyama will make his professional debut at the Token Homemate Cup, which gets underway on April 19.

Japanese amateur golfer Hideki Matsuyama will make his professional debut in this month's Token Homemate Cup.

The 21-year-old, who is currently ranked fourth among the amateurs, has insisted that he has the confidence to perform at the highest level.

"I had many top-10 finishes last year in professional competitions, and this gave me the confidence that I can make it," Matsuyama said in a statement.

"I want to become a player who can win around the world."

The Token Homemate Cup will get underway at Nagoya's Token Tado Country Club on April 19.

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