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Rocco Mediate is the Jose Bautista of golf, as evidenced by these fantastic celebratory club tosses

October 15, 2015

On Wednesday night, Jose Bautista hit the biggest home run of this year's MLB Playoffs to date, a three-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a lead in the deciding Game 5 of their American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers. Afterward, it was Bautista's big reaction to the clout that wound up sending Toronto to the next round of baseball's postseason that received most of the attention.

In case you missed it, here was the bat flip seen around the world:

We've seen some celebratory club tosses -- and more angry ones -- in golf through the year as well. And with the new PGA Tour season getting underway at the Open this week, Skratch TV put together a clip of Rocco Mediate celebrating in similar fashion during his 2010 victory at that very event. Let's just say Rocco has that moved mastered:

OK, so Mediate's toss wasn't as violent as Bautista's, but remember, he was 47 at the time, and he has long had a bad back. Let's see Bautista flip his bat as far in another 13 years.