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Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar draw attention for slapping each other during Zurich Classic

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The Zurich Classic in Louisiana is always a popular tournament as fans get a rare chance to see some of the biggest names paired up and actually working together

But the world of golf may not have come across quite such a bizarre celebration like everyone saw on Friday between the American pair of Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar as they battled their way to joint seventh on the leaderboard.

Watson and Kuchar were regularly seen slapping each other's faces after hitting a birdie. We'll think you'll agree it looks a little bit weird but it clearly fired them up.

On Friday, the Florida-born duo posted a best-of-the-day 67 to move up into contention on nine-under, only four strokes off the halfway leaders Michael Kim and Andrew Putnam.

And after the round they were asked about the unusual celebration, where Kuchar revealed it was his idea and he had to talk his partner into it.

The 39-year-old said: “Everybody has got something, some sort of handshake, some sort of fist bump, some sort of tap on the hiney," per Golf Magic.

"I figured this was a good opportunity for me to slap Bubba in the face. Everybody wants to do that, and I talked him into it.”

You can watch the American duo take great pleasure at slapping each other below:

Watson, on the other hand, asserted it marked a good day’s work and could serve as a motivation, driving one another into extending their impressive form into the weekend.

He added: “At the end of the day I want a bruise. That means we're doing really good.

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"When you think about it, we want you to be inspired to make some more birdies. So we basically slap each other in the face and say, ‘Come on, do another one, get another one.”

The American team will hope to take that confidence into Saturday when they return to four-ball play.

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