He's also refreshing to see, because in this age of players relying on swing coaches, putting coaches, short game gurus, strength coaches, nutitionists, sports psychologists and whoever else to help them play their best golf, Matsuyama has done this pretty much on his own. He's developed an unusual swing that works. He's spent countless hours learning to be a good putter. And he's done it his way.
It's nice to see that in this era when top players seem to feel they need an entourage of experts to help them play this game at the very top level, there are guys like Matsuyama and Bubba Watson, to name but two, who can win without anyone, other than their caddie, to assist them in playing the game.
That being said, there is no doubt that Matsuyama has made a study of the game. And there is little doubt that he has learned from watching other great players. No man is an island, and no one gets through this life without some help along the way. But Matsuyama just shows us that golf is learned best, as Bobby Jones said, by playing--by hitting that ball until we can make it behave. That takes talent, aptitude, hard work and desire. And there ain't no teacher or psycologist that can give you those things.