'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
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5