Hideki Matsuyama is "TWERKING" at The Open and golf fans love it!

"Hideki by a million" - Matsuyama adopts unusual stretching routine ahead of The Open. 

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Wed, 19 Jul 2023
Hideki Matsuyama is "TWERKING" at The Open and golf fans love it!

Hideki Matsuyama has been spotted "twerking" on the range ahead of the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, and golf fans are loving every second of it on social media. 

In a video clip posted by @TheOpenJP, the 2021 Masters champion was seen stretching off in peculiar fashion ahead of his latest practice session on the range at Hoylake. 

Matsuyama is seen placing his hands on his hips, and then getting down to business to stretch off his back in comical fashion.

He then gets closer to his Japanese compatriot Kazuki Higa, who couldn't help but stifle a laugh. 


"Hideki by a million", tweeted Skratch. 

"Placed a wager on him earlier, now I know it's a lock," commented a golf fan. 

"No twerking on the tee!" tweeted another.

For those none the wiser about the definition of 'twerking', it's sexually suggestive dancing characterized by rapid, repeated hip thrusts and shaking of the buttocks especially while squatting! 

Matsuyama's antics draw similar comparisons to the hilarious stretching routine of Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Just without a golf club to hand, or a cigar. 

Now watch:

Matsuyama has been playing some steady golf of late but remains winless on Tour since the Sony Open in January 2022. 

The eight-time PGA Tour winner finished T39 when The Open was last staged at Royal Liverpool in 2014. 

Matsuyama has played in eight Open Championships down the years with a best finish of T6 at Muirfield in 2013. 

He arrives at Hoylake off the back of a missed cut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. 

Matsuyama did finish T13 the week before that though at the Travelers Championship. 

Last summer, Matsuyama reportedly turned down a whopping $400m to join LIV Golf. 

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