Rafael Nadal golf swing: Golf fans RIDICULE and Sergio Garcia offers his opinion

European Tour and Ryder Cup legend says the swing is nice and compact while one fan says: "Respectfully, what the f*** is this?!"

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Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Rafael Nadal golf swing: Golf fans RIDICULE and Sergio Garcia offers his opinion

When a top athlete from a sport other than golf picks up a club we generally tend to expect big things. 

Afterall, these athletes have got everything that you really need to become a decent player. 

A very good level of hand-eye co-ordination and the strength and flexibility needed to manufacture a decent pass at the ball. 

Across the pond NFL living legend Tom Brady has a money swing while in the UK England striker Harry Kane is a dab hand. 

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But all-round good guy and multiple grand slam tennis champion Rafael Nadal has confused golf fans. 

A video of his swing emerged yesterday and it's fair to say it has divided opinion. 

Nadal, 35, plays tennis left-handed but the video shows him hitting a drive down a fairway right-handed. 

Take a look here: 

The internet reacted with a mixture of shock, horror and amusement. 

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This is what Sergio Garcia had to say.

And here sums up the best responses from golf Twitter:

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