Watch: Piers Morgan Hits Iconic Hotel At St Andrews... Again!

For the second consecutive year, Piers Morgan struck the Old Course Hotel at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Morgan winces as he hits the Old Course Hotel
(Image credit: Twitter: @piersmorgan)

The 'Road Hole' is the most famous hole on the Old Course layout at St Andrews, with many iconic and memorable moments being captured at the 17th throughout history.

Facing a tough drive over the corner of the Old Course Hotel, players are then faced with a tough second shot to a green that is guarded by the Road Hole bunker at the front and a road and stone wall at the back.

However, it was the tee shot that we are focused on here, as Piers Morgan successfully repeated his feat of striking the Old Course Hotel to the right of the fairway at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Playing with Marcus 'The Bullet' Armitage, it's safe to say the pair hadn't been going along well at the event, with the duo 16 shots back of making the cut, as well as 25 shots behind leaders Christiaan Burke and his partner Bruce Mitchell.

It was perhaps drives like Morgan's on the 17th that showed why, as the journalist and broadcaster carved one straight right at the Road Hole, with his ball striking the hotel and coming to rest out of bounds.

In the post on his Twitter page, the 57-year-old wrote: "Same Road Hole… same hotel room… at least I’m consistent" In the video, you see Morgan hit the tee shot, before a loud crack is heard as it makes impact with the hotel.

Morgan with three cricket players at St Andrews

Morgan with cricketers Kevin Pietersen, Michael Vaughn and Joe Root

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It's no secret that Morgan is an avid golfer, appearing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship multiple times as well as the pro-am at the BMW PGA Championship.

Just recently, he was pictured playing with Michael Vaughan, Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen and was also present at The 150th Open Championship back in July.

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