'My Putting This Week Is Absolutely Disgusting' - Tyrrell Hatton 'So Frustrated'

The Englishman didn't hold back after a slow couple of days on the greens at The Masters

Tyrrell Hatton reads a putt
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An angry Tyrrell Hatton didn't hold back after a frustrating couple of days on the greens at The Masters.

The Englishman said he "feels sorry" for anyone who has worse putting stats than him this week and labelled his putting as "absolutely disgusting. He also said he wanted to "bury" his putter several times during the first two rounds at Augusta National.

"I didn't think my score could actually be any worse than what it is, to be honest," Hatton said. "If anyone has worse numbers than me on the greens this week, I would actually feel sorry for him because my putting this week is absolutely disgusting.

"I hit it lovely yesterday, and then we had a few bad moments today. Obviously, it's tough out there, but I'm not in a good mood. I'm so frustrated with these greens. It seems every year I play here, I just never hole putts, and this year has been the same. I've wanted to bury my putter several times. It's definitely a love/hate relationship, and there's a lot of hate at the moment."

The Englishman sits at two-over-par after rounds of 72 and 74. He did indeed rank last in the field for putting on day one with 34 putts, 10 more than putting leader Garrick Higgo. Hatton ranked first in greens in regulation during the opening round as the only man in the field to have hit 16 out of 18.

If his putter warms up this weekend, Hatton could contend for his first Major and Green Jacket come Sunday afternoon.


Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x