Hideki Matsuyama's caddie has body signed by US Presidents Cup caddies

Hideki Matsuyama's caddie Shota Hayafuji forgot about the disappointment of losing the Presidents Cup with the International team and enjoyed the evening's festivities.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022
Hideki Matsuyama's caddie has body signed by US Presidents Cup team

After the USA won their ninth Presidents Cup in a row on Sunday, a party was promised by Kevin Kisner in the post-tournament press conference.

It appears this was delivered. On Monday morning, Max Homa put out a very clear tweet saying, "I am unwell." The PGA Tour also tweeted footage of Jordan Spieth having a dance with both hands full of beer cans and champagne.

The party wasn't exclusively an American one. The International players joined in the fun, but it seems no one indulged more than Hideki Matsuyama's caddie.

Shota Hayafuji was on the bag for Matsuyama when the Japanese star won the Masters in 2021, becoming the first male golfer from his country to win a major championship.

You will remember the iconic footage of Hayafuji putting the flag in on the 18th hole at Augusta National and bowing, endearing himself to the patrons in Georgia.

Despite Matsuyama sharing a half with Sam Burns in the Sunday singles after leading by two at the turn, Hayafuji put this disappointment behind him and took his top off for the American team caddies to sign his body.

It is hard to tell what each scrawling says. There is a love heart around his belly button for sure and one sentence appears to read "Sam Burns is your daddy."

Hayafuji revealing this image on his Instagram page summarised the spirit and the respect that was on show at the 2022 Presidents Cup, which Davis Love III's side eventually won 17.5-12.5

Xander Schauffele clinched the winning point against Corey Conners on the 18th green. The Internationals were severe underdogs at Quail Hollow but Trevor Immelman's side put up a gutsy effort, winning 5.5 points in the singles with players with inferior world rankings to America.