I wonder what that does to your swing path. I'm not quite good enough to be able to figure out why, but reading about the ball flight laws (link at bottom of this post) is probably worth doing given the question. By the way, welcome to TST.
I'm rooting for him, as is a friend of mine (not present with me) who doesn't even play golf. I really like Xander also, and I suppose Xander playing the rest in -5 and winning and getting me that towel would be pretty neat.
But I certainly don't want to see Matsuyama fall off or anything like that.