Watch: Piers Morgan Hits Iconic Hotel At St Andrews

Watch: Piers Morgan Hits Iconic Hotel At St Andrews

Piers Morgan Hits St Andrews Hotel
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Watch Piers Morgan hit the famous hotel at St Andrews during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Watch: Piers Morgan Hits Iconic Hotel At St Andrews

The Road Hole at St Andrews is one of the most recognised in golf with no margin for error.

Featuring a large pot bunker which guards the front portion of the green, there is also the small matter of driving over the iconic hotel which guards the right hand side of the hole.

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There have been many stories of players hitting the famous hotel. For example, at the 2015 Open Championship, Eddie Pepperell (opens in new tab) was leading the event during round three.

However, on the 17th, his lead was no more as he blocked his drive right and hit the hotel, eventually coming to rest in the out of bounds area.

On Friday, journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan joined that list as he hit the hotel with his tee shot, nearly taking out one of the many windows.

Watch the amusing video below:

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Playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship alongside Connor Syme, the duo had been well back of the leaders who were at 18-under-par.

Sitting at six-under, the pair had started their round on the Old Course (opens in new tab) well, before five bogies in a seven hole stretch dropped them well down the leaderboard.

They would recover the situation with a birdie at the 15th, before Morgan humorously blocked his drive on the 17th and in to the hotel.

Piers Morgan Hits St Andrews Hotel

Morgan tees off on the 18th hole. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The journalist is an avid golfer, appearing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship multiple times as well as the pro-am at the BMW PGA Championship (opens in new tab).

Just recently, he was pictured playing with Jamie Redknapp, Ruud Gullit, Shane Warne and Michael Vaughan, as well as recently taking part in the The Donnelly Open, an event organised by Dec Donnelly from the famous duo, Ant & Dec.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x