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US Masters fourth Shingo Katayama has turned to traditional Japanese martial arts in a bid to improve his swing.

US Masters fourth Shingo Katayama has turned to traditional Japanese martial arts in a bid to improve his swing.
Katayama is leaving no stone unturned as he bids to transform himself into a major winner.
He said; “I won’t be getting much bigger physically, so I’ve been studying Japanese martial arts to see how they can help me improve. I’ve been looking at things like Aikido and even Noh Theater to see how I can incorporate them into my golf swing.”
Despite his excellent week at Augusta, Katayama says he has no plans to play full time on the PGA Tour in the United States.
“I’ve had some chances to play on the PGA Tour but to be active overseas is something that doesn’t seem to suit me. The Japanese tour is at a very high level so I will continue making my base here.”
Katayama will though be heading back Stateside for his next major challenge – the US Open at Bethpage in June.
“It’s an extremely difficult course. But given my results so far this year I am really looking forward to it.”

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