Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 16, 2021 England’s Tyrrell Hatton tees off on the third gap throughout the second spherical REUTERS/Lee Smith
July 16, 2021
SANDWICH, England (Reuters) – England top-ranked participant Tyrrell Hatton vented his anger on his pitching wedge, snapping it in half on the ultimate gap of his second spherical on the British Open on Friday.
The world quantity 10 was struggling to try to make the reduce on the 18th when his wayward strategy left him with virtually no chance of creating a birdie.
He then stamped on the shaft of the offending membership earlier than breaking it in two.
“That was a load of frustration constructed up,” Hatton, whose spherical of 70 left him two over par for the match and struggling to make the weekend, stated.
“I knew I wanted to hit that in shut. It’s massively disappointing. I simply can’t carry my sport at The Open; this could possibly be six missed cuts from 9.”
Hatton, who made his Ryder Cup debut for Europe in 2018, completed tied for sixth at Portrush in 2019, however has struggled to make an influence at his residence main.
“This one is unquestionably robust to take as a result of the help has been superb,” he stated. “I’m not one of many well-liked guys so I’m not used to having that sort of reception on the primary tee.
“I’m upset I’m not going to be right here this weekend.”
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Modifying by Ken Ferris)