How a T-shirt worn by Hideki Matsuyama’s caddie brought us into the 2021 Masters spotlight

Shota Hayafuji, the Masters-winning caddie for Hideki Matsuyama, looking sharp in his Caddie Network T-shirt. Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

If you watched the 2021 Masters golf tournament, you may have seen The Caddie Network walking alongside eventual champion Hideki Matsuyama.

Well, kind of.

Matsuyama’s caddie, Shota Hayafuji, was one of a handful of caddies wearing a T-shirt with the green Caddie Network logo under their traditional, no-frills white jumpsuits. With Matsuyama leading Sunday’s entire final round at Augusta National, and a couple of unsnapped buttons on Hayafuji’s uniform assisting, the 4-inch logo got an unexpected close up — which our followers were quick to point out.

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After Matsuyama secured his one-stroke victory, becoming the first Japanese player to win a men’s professional major golf tournament, Hayafuji offered a show of respect that will serve as a lasting image of the 2021 Masters.

OK, we saw the logo at the Masters. So what is The Caddie Network?

If this is your first time here, welcome! You can learn a bit more about us here, but in short, we’ve partnered with caddies to bring you their ultimate golf insider perspective and get you closer to the game you love. How do we do that?

So keep up with The Caddie Network on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Lastly, to Hayafuji, congratulations on your victory alongside Matsuyama … and your impeccable sense of fashion.

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