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Tyrrell Hatton sounds off on ‘unfair’ Augusta National



There isn’t another course on earth that can replicate the excitement generated by Augusta National year in and year out. The tournament usually creates drama on the leaderboard and has provided some of the most memorable moments in golf history. Everyone loves the Masters.

Well, almost everyone. Count Tyrrell Hatton among the few who aren’t overly enthusiastic about Augusta National.

The Englishman finished in last place (+17) among those who made the cut this past week and shot 79-80 over the weekend.

“I’m glad it’s over,” he said, admitting he had “lost interest” due to his struggles.

“This course doesn’t really suit my eye, to be honest, so it’s just one of those weeks that I feel like if I come back in the future, it’s just a case of trying to get through the best that I can.”

“You can hit good shots here and not get any reward for it. It’s unfair at times. I don’t agree with that.

“If you hit a good shot, you should end up near the hole. Not then short-sided into a bunker because of the slopes that they’ve created and stuff. I don’t think it’s a fair test at times, and when you hit good shots and you’re not rewarded for it, it shows.

“With the scores I had going, it’s not even trying to build on anything for next week. I’m just trying to ideally get off the golf course as fast as possible.”

Hatton has struggled at major championships throughout his career. In his past eight major starts, he has missed five cuts. Among the other three finishes, only one was a top twenty. Ironically, that top twenty (18th) came last year at Augusta National.

The 30-year-old is in the field for this week’s RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, which is a course that should be a much better fit for his skill set.

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  1. KingSlender

    Apr 20, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    If you hit it where you think you’re supposed to hit it and it rolls off into a bunker and you’re shortsided, that’s not where you were supposed to hit it.

    • Chuck

      Apr 24, 2022 at 9:58 am

      One hundred percent this. The absolute essence not only of basic golf course design, but of interesting and quality golf course design.

  2. Mike Stone

    Apr 16, 2022 at 9:12 am

    I love the masters!
    One week in April
    When I was young
    I dreamed of presents under the tree
    I love the masters!
    I love the masters!
    One week in April is a Christmas present to me

    Skipping balls on 16
    The par 3 contest
    Honorary starter, warm your heart smile
    A back 9 crowd roar
    It shakes the hillside
    Sends chills up your spine
    Sends chills up mine!

    I love the masters!
    One week in April
    When I was young
    I dreamed of presents under the tree
    I love the masters
    I love the masters
    One week in April is a Christmas present to me

    Pink lemonades are souvenirs,
    Those little cups you keep
    Treasure for years
    Sweet magic memories in my mind
    They touch, they thrill me everytime


  3. Golf Puff

    Apr 15, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    If you don’t like it, DON’T PLAY! No one is forcing Hatton to play. Stay in Europe.

  4. Danbury

    Apr 15, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Sergio said the same thing one year and he won so.. eventually the luck will get to him

  5. Pete

    Apr 15, 2022 at 12:24 am

    I thought my club had some complainers.

    “I hit the perfect shot into 7! Landed left of the pin and ITWAS SPAT OUT! This course is shit!!
    Yeah, after 10years here, I would have thought you’d know you cannot land it in that left swale and expect it to stick.. but that’s just me, I guess.

  6. Dana R.

    Apr 13, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    I think Lee Trevino felt the same way about the course, if memory serves me correctly. But the Merry Mex made up for it in a lot of other places.

    • Pete

      Apr 15, 2022 at 12:17 am

      I thought he only lamented the course didn’t suit his ball- flight shape.

    • Golf Puff

      Apr 18, 2022 at 11:15 pm

      Yes, he did feel that way not only about the course not suiting his game but also the way southerners treated him back then. The side barb returned by the Masters chairman (Clifford Roberts?) was something like, “We think he has the game to win anywhere.” Trevino has since said he wished he played in the event (and won it).

  7. Bing

    Apr 13, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Maybe he lost energy with that big stomach and cut off blood supply with those way too tight matador pants!

  8. Joe

    Apr 13, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    He’s such a pathetic whiner

  9. ChipNRun

    Apr 13, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    Hatton also got upset at the Abu Dhabi Classic after he took a 7 and 9 on the 646-yard 18th hole. (See p. 42)

  10. ChipNRun

    Apr 13, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    “The Englishman finished in last place (+17)…

    (TH said…) “You can hit good shots here and not get any reward for it. It’s unfair at times. I don’t agree with that.”

    Hate to say it, but at +17, Tyrell might also have hit some BAD shots at Augusta.

    Earlier at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Classic, Hatton also got bent out of shape about the long 646-yard finishing hole. Hatton took 7 on Day 2 and 9 on Day 3. He assumed he was entitled to go for the green in two, evidently regardless of how his drive turned out. See p. 42.

    What’s worse, Hatton was defending champ from 2021; sadly he finished sixth this year after drowning in the watery 18th hole.

  11. Brian

    Apr 13, 2022 at 10:18 am

    “We have to play the most precise golf under the most extreme pressures.”
    -Sir Nick Faldo
    1996 from Butler Cabin

  12. Gordy3279

    Apr 13, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Come on dude. Everyone plays the same course. It is ok to not really like the layout of the course and it doesn’t suit your eye etc..but when players in 20-30mph winds go out and shoot under 70..can’t be to unfair.

  13. cb

    Apr 13, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Unreal this guy is a real POS he wont be back next year. They have to invite you Tyrell DUH

    • Brian

      Apr 17, 2022 at 9:26 am

      Really, he’s a POS because he doesn’t like a golf course? Get a grip, guy.

  14. Peter Sallis

    Apr 13, 2022 at 2:40 am

    Good to hear a player being honest. The tournament and course is given excessive reverence.

  15. Ian Tarrant

    Apr 12, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    I was beside the 17th tee on Thurs. and Tyrell was complaining about something to who I believe was his agent next to me. After the exchange, he starting looking down the fairway and his caddy gestured to us and the agent guy with an eye roll and choking himself motion to Tyrell whose back was to him… Laughs all around, Mr. Hatton was obviously very frustrated and it was only the end of round 1!

  16. El Tigre

    Apr 12, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Sounds like he got a TON of participation trophies growing up.

  17. Hooded 4-Iron

    Apr 12, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Have some cheese with that whine, Tyrell. I’m guessing you don’t like links golf, either. Here are a couple of tips for you; hit better shots or don’t show up.

    PS: The second tip may not apply since you probably won’t be invited back.

  18. Imafitter

    Apr 12, 2022 at 10:23 am

    I hope Hatton is not invited again. He embarrassed himself, and his equipment sponsor,Ping.

  19. Jack Nash

    Apr 12, 2022 at 8:36 am

    Does Hatton realize the Masters is an “Invitational”?

  20. Ned

    Apr 12, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Oh so he was playing a different course than Scottie and Camron. Can’t believe these guys playing for $2.7 million and gripping about it being difficult BOOHOO.

  21. Big Guy

    Apr 12, 2022 at 6:56 am

    “You can hit good shots here and not get any reward for it“

    At last place of the weekend players, maybe Tyrell needs to recalibrate his understanding of what a ‘good shot is’..

    • eric

      Apr 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm

      Three things:

      1. Augusta penalizes good shots more than any other. I don’t care for Augusta National. It’s a one trick pony relying on being “pretty”.

      2. Tyrell his a lot of good iron approaches.

      3. Tyrell needs to stop with the public demonstrations of anger. It’s just not cut. His parents failed.

  22. Kevin Kelleher

    Apr 11, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Scheffler probably doesn’t think the course was unfair. McElroy probably doesn’t think the course was unfair. Lowry probably doesn’t think the course was unfair. Only the guy who finished 52nd out of 52 players who made the cut thinks the course was unfair. Don’t Come Back.

  23. Tim

    Apr 11, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Obviously Tyrrell didn’t hit too many good shots!!!

  24. Tom Kay

    Apr 11, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Flash forward 40 years and Tyrrell will be playing Judge Smails in Caddyshack 3.

  25. HR Fernández

    Apr 11, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    My suggestion for the lad?

    Turn down the invitation, problem solved.

    I personally don’t care for ANGC, but I also know I will never play it.

  26. Tony

    Apr 11, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Sore looser! Everyone played on the same course that you did. Maybe you are better suited for a miniature golf course. Man up dude!!! You lost because you did not play good enough. Man up!

  27. Acemandrake

    Apr 11, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    “Play away from the hole to get near it.”

    Lots of discipline is needed to do this all day.

  28. Farkas

    Apr 11, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    cry baby, cry….

  29. Geott

    Apr 11, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Dude makes millions playing golf for a living and complains about a course almost no average person will ever get to set a foot on. STFU and just play, crying little baby.

  30. Ron

    Apr 11, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Tyrrell whining. Not news.

  31. Eric

    Apr 11, 2022 at 10:24 am

    I don’t typically agree with those who whine about fairness when everyone plays the same course. BUT I AGREE WITH TYRELL in this case. I watch 3 of his shots he hit perfectly above the hole and off to the side, which dropped, slowly rolled within inches of the hole, and proceeded to end up 40 feet from the cup. He hit the most predictable spot for a good outcome, and there was no reward. Too much dumb luck is involved at Augusta. And there is always some luck involved in winning a golf tournament, but good shots shouldn’t be penalized this harshly. THIS is why I prefer the Open (British) Championship. Shotmaking takes the front seat.

    This all being said, he needs to remove the emotion from each tee box and move on. Don’t like it? Don’t show up each year.

    • Dan

      Apr 11, 2022 at 2:36 pm

      Isn’t that golf in a nutshell though? Not every good shot is rewarded and not every terrible shot is punished. How many shots do we see per season rattle off the pin then spin off the green vs being 4ft away if they didn’t hit the flag? How many horrible tee shots do we see get bailed out by hitting a tree and coming back into the fairway? Not to mention the drives we hit down the middle of the fairway, but end up in someones old divot. This is golf, golf is hard, Augusta is hard and you need to know how to get around it and navigate the pin locations, since they are pretty predictable year after year.

      To your point, if he thinks the course is unfair, dont show up and let someone else get the invitation.

    • Jayde

      Apr 12, 2022 at 7:40 am

      Well said. The Masters is unique. I also think the media have over played his take. He had a bad week and half the field didn’t even make the cut.

    • John Marra

      Apr 12, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      Suggesting that there is no ‘luck of the roll’ at the Open Championship is not factual. Links golf, by its very nature, involves playing off very jumps and contours. Carry a little extra speed and you’re 40 yards past the target!! AGNC involves hitting the right spots WITH the right amount of spin. The ‘dead hands’ wedge shot is critical. Hatton blames everything but himself. I’m tired of his tantrums and antics.

      • eric

        Apr 12, 2022 at 9:49 pm

        A quote from my initial post above: “And there is always some luck involved in winning a golf tournament, but good shots shouldn’t be penalized quite THIS harshly.”

        So saying I suggested there is no luck of the roll at the OPEN is not factual.

        We can both agree that his antics are tiring A.F.

    • Mike

      Apr 14, 2022 at 11:24 am

      But the best player in the world won the tournament. If it was really all about the luck of the draw then you would likely see some random guy winning. Guys like Jack and Tiger who are likely the best of all time also did really well at AGNC so I don’t think it’s correct to say it’s just whoever gets lucky.

    • Chuck

      Apr 16, 2022 at 9:17 am

      What I would say to you, Eric, and to Hatton, is to please be specific about exactly which holes, and which shots, and which design features are deficient. I’d like to hear your specifics. I’d like to know exactly what you think the deficiencies are, and what your remedy is, or how you think the hole(s) could be made more interesting.

      Almost by definition, Hatton is describing the opposite of what is interesting. Hatton is saying that he sees a direct line to the hole, and wants to fly the ball to that spot. But it didn’t work. His ball didn’t stay there.

      This is what was described by Dr. Mackenzie and Max Behr; it was the choice of “the line of instinct” (the visual direct line to the hole) versus “the line of charm.” The line of charm is directed by strategic elements. Hazards, bumps, rolls, difficult lies, it is indirect. One does not see the line of charm until one knows the course. And endless study of the course is what yields (on the best courses) an endlessly deepening understanding of the line of charm.

      Dr. Mackenzie: “Analyze the holes on the OC at St Andrews. There is hardly a hole where the correct line is direct from the tee to green. We have pointed out before where Max Behr says the direct line is the line of instinct and if we wish to make a hole interesting we must break up that line and create the line of charm.”(“The Spirit of St. Andrews,” p. 122.)

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Celine Boutier responds after report claimed she refused to play with two teammates at Solheim Cup



Following last week’s Solheim Cup, a report from Handicap54 on X indicated that Celine Boutier asked for a partner change after Georgia Hall had underperformed alongside her during the morning session of the Solheim Cup on Friday.

“I tell a ‘funny’ situation that I found out about @thesolheimcup, from different sources. I’m not going to name names, for now.

Captain of one of the two teams receives the request from one of her best players (player A), who complained about the level of her teammate (player B, on Friday morning).

‘Can I play with another golfer in the afternoon?’

The captain answers yes and tells her with whom. And the player in question gives her a third name (player C). Well, the captain answers that it is impossible, sends her to sit down for the Friday afternoon session and decided that third name play with the player who had a low level (player B). And these last two won their match, that afternoon! ???”

“Yes, the golfer was Céline Boutier. And I wanted to wait for the celebrations to pass and I wanted that the names were saying by the friends of Golf Sin Etiquetas (@gfcgolf and @alexlarrazabal1), who had the same information and were on the course (I considered that they had priority and I was waiting to them). At the same time, I want to clarify a detail that I have explained poorly. The story is like this. Friday afternoon, Celine Boutier tells Pettersen that she doesn’t want to play with Hall and wants to play in the afternoon, with another player. Suzann tells her that she would play with Maguire (I explained that detail poorly, but it is a detail that does not harm what I said). Boutier refuses and Suzann Pettersen decides that the French golfer won’t play that afternoon.”

Boutier responded to the claims in an interview with Ouest France.

“I don’t know what to say other than that it’s completely false. Leona is a player that I respect enormously, even more so in the Solheim Cup. We know each other very well, since university (they both studied at Duke in the United States).

I don’t see any personal or professional reason not to want to play with her. It’s even the opposite, it’s an honour to play with her. This is unfounded and almost comical in fact. Anyone who knows us and our relationship would know that’s not true.”

Boutier has yet to make any comment on the claim she didn’t want to play Friday afternoon with Georgia Hall.

Although the report has now been disputed, Handicap54 is standing by his original report.

“If Celine Boutier had seen this, she would have denied the situation of Hall too. This is not the first time that a player/part of the team players has tried to ‘deny’ a conflict in the Solheim Cup/Ryder Cup. But I respect their ‘denial’. I still stand my tweet (much more, after seeing this) and admire Pettersen’s ability to overcome all these internal problems that she had.”

“Koepka and DJ ‘would have had a fight’ at the @rydercup 2018. Koepka denied it, but he had a great relationship with DJ… which was not seen again until LIV Golf. I insist: this is not the first time that a player/person on a player’s team tries to deny a situation like this. I respect Boutier’s response but I still stand my tweet.”

Have a take? Discuss this article at GolfWRX on X.

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‘They might be leaking oil’ – Why Wyndham Clark thinks Europe may be mentally drained by Sunday



The 2023 Ryder Cup gets underway in just a couple of days, and it’s safe to say that the mind games have well and truly begun.

Earlier this month, Ryder Cup rookie Wyndham Clark hit the headlines for comments he made regarding the prospect of facing Rory McIlroy in Sunday’s singles.

While speaking to Golf Channel, Clark said:

“I have the utmost respect for Rory – he is one of our great ambassadors of our game. He is obviously one of the best of all time and he is still going so he can be that. I have tons of respect for Rory and because of that respect, I also want to beat him. I like to think I am better than him and I want to prove that.”

The U.S. Open champ caught some flack for those comments, but it hasn’t stopped Clark from showcasing his bullishness, with the 29-year-old exclaiming on Wednesday that he believes members of the European team may have played too much golf heading into this week’s event.

When a reporter mentioned to Clark that he’s had some weeks off while the Europeans have been playing themselves into form, the US Open champ mentioned how it could be a hindrance to the Europeans.

“I think the European team, I think it’s great that they got to play. I also think they might be maybe a little mentally fatigued as this week goes on. This is obviously a very intense environment and mentally challenging, and then also you put in a pretty physically demanding golf course being so hilly and up and down that maybe come Sunday they might be leaking oil and we’ll be fresh.”

There’s not long to wait now to find out if Clark is correct or off base in his assessment.

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‘This can’t be real’ – Golf fans react to John Daly’s hilarious NSFW Instagram post



On Tuesday night, John Daly took to Instagram to show a photo of a statue of himself at Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

The statue had a bee’s nest attached to it and looked as if it was adding to the statues below the belt area.

Daly posted the photo with the caption, “Thanks to the hornets for making it life size #savethebees @nemacolin #mysticrock”


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Country artist Randy Houser replied, “Hahaha!!! Does it itch or sting?”

Another commenter, @ryanshager replied, “I’ve seen it, it’s actually bigger”.

Daly has been a controversial figure at times in golf, but there’s no denying that he always bring some entertainment to the table.

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