Hideki Matsuyama’s Caddie’s Emotional 18th-Green Moment Goes Viral After Masters Win

The world was watching Hideki Matsuyama seize his fate, and become the first men’s major champion from Japan with a victory at the 2021 Masters. But perhaps one of the most emotional moments of the contest came after the winning putt had been made, and the winning player had left the green.

With Matsuyama walking toward the clubhouse after tapping in for the win, his caddie, Shota Hayafuji, collected the flag from the flagstick as a souvenir of the moment, and walked it back toward the hole, GOLF.com’s Luke Kerr-Dineen writes.

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