Sport Pause for thought: Tour pros joke over Hideki's delayed downswing

19:50  12 august  2017
19:50  12 august  2017 Source:

Matsuyama ties Firestone course record to win WGC-Bridgestone

  Matsuyama ties Firestone course record to win WGC-Bridgestone A fifth PGA Tour victory arrived in some style on Sunday for Hideki Matsuyama, who tied the course record to win at Firestone Country Club.Hideki Matsuyama tied the course record at Firestone Country Club with a nine-under final round of 61 on Sunday to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, his fifth title on the PGA Tour.

Hideki Matsuyama pauses briefly before starting his downswing , but his fellow players are happy to pretend he holds position for an age.

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Hideki Matsuyama - cropped: Hideki Matsuyama in action at the US PGA Championship © Provided by Omnisport Hideki Matsuyama in action at the US PGA Championship

As well as being the joint-leader after round two of the US PGA Championship, Hideki Matsuyama has one of the most recognisable swings in modern golf.

The Japanese, who looks well placed to claim his first major at Quail Hollow this week, has become renowned for pausing at the top of his backswing.

Matsuyama's method has certainly reaped rewards. He sits third in the world rankings after storming to victory in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last week.

Yet that has not stopped the PGA Tour from having a good-natured joke at Matsuyama's expense, by asking his fellow professionals what they could do in the time he takes to complete his swing.

The answers are well worth a watch.

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Japan's Hideki Matsuyama led the US PGA Championship by one stroke midway through the final round.Hideki Matsuyama moved into the outright lead in the final round of the US PGA Championship after Kevin Kisner faltered on one of the easiest holes at Quail Hollow on Sunday.


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