Social Media Goes Wild As Haotong Li Has Monster Practice Session

Despite a bogey-free 65 to lead the tournament, Haotong Li would not stop practising after his round

Social Media Goes Wild As Haotong Li Has Monster Practice Session
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Despite a bogey-free 65 to lead the tournament, Haotong Li would not stop practising after his round

Social Media Goes Wild As Haotong Li Has Monster Practice Session

Haotong Li shot a bogey-free 65 to lead the PGA Championship, although he clearly is not happy with his game as he spent hours after his round practising.

The Chinese star finished his round just after midday yet six hours later he was still working on his game.

He initially went to the putting green, then went on the driving range, seemingly for hours, before heading to the short game area to do some pitching, then bunker play and then chipping.

In his defence, he hit just 28.57% of fairways during his second round and will have a very late tee time on Saturday.

Li comes into this week with no real form whatsoever and has a huge weekend ahead of him, where he could become the first ever Chinese man to win a golf Major.

Still, Paul McGinley was not impressed on the Sky Sports commentary and Ewen Murray said it may be down to inexperience.

McGinley wanted Li to leave the course and relax before what is going to be a very mentally taxing weekend.

Here's how social media reacted...

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer 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. 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 covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, 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 2-6. 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: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x