Watch: Masterful Bow By Hideki Matsuyama’s Caddie, Shota Hayafuji

Hideki Matsuyama's caddie, Shota Hayafuji. bows after winning the Masters Tournament
Hideki Matsuyama's caddie, Shota Hayafuji, gives a bow after winning the Masters Tournament. (Screengrab Instagram)

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama shot a final-round 73 on Sunday at iconic Augusta National Golf Club to claim his first major golf championship with a score of 10 under par.

With the victory at The Masters, Matsuyama becomes the first Japanese golfer to win a men’s major golf championship, and the first Asian born player to win a Green Jacket.

The 29-year old Matsuyama – already a mega star in Japan – will no doubt go to another level in terms of superstardom, but it was his countryman and caddie, Shota Hayafuji, who was all the buzz on social media after CBS cameras picked up his classy and respectful bow at the conclusion of the golf tournament.

Golf fans on Instagram were loving it.

Here’s a sampling:

“This might be the best thing I have ever seen in golf.”
– @greenmarketguy

“What a moment for @ShotaHayafuji. Bowing to the course after Hideki wins”
– @caddieworld

“The bow to the course is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in golf. Wow! Big congrats to Hideki! What a weekend. What a tournament. Sad it’s over. Till next year.”
-@bantamgolf

“Had legit goosebumps when i saw that.”
– @mikealexander

“Amazing moment, so happy for them and they’re families AND Japan.”
– @sfish27

“Shota Hayafuji, Hideki Matsuyama’s caddie, removed his hat and turned to salute Augusta National after returning the pin on the 18th hole. What a moment. #TheMasters”
– @normkd

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  1. The caddies action probably thee most classiest thing Ive seen from anyone anywhere for a long long time it was so spontaneous

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