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The British Open has been either boom or bust for Tyrrell Hatton, who sits 10th in the Official World Golf Ranking and 28th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, with more bust than boom.
Although he has a pair of top-6 finishes in the event, the 29-year-old from High Wycombe, England, has also missed the cut five times in eight Open starts.
During Friday’s second round at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, the always-entertaining Hatton was running hotter than usual as he hit his approach on the 18th hole. Hatton was 2 over for the tournament at the time, and dangerously close to missing the cut again.
After he hit his iron, he promptly crunched it repeatedly and snapped it in two. Clearly, he needs another session of Anger Management Therapy.
Of course, Hatton has long had a history of being a self-described “angry golfer.” As consistent as his game has been over the last two years, his reactions and emotions continue to be wildly unpredictable. Hatton has converted fans through his hilarious antics — often skewering himself after a bad shot or making subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) gestures during his typically steady rounds.
Also during Friday’s round, Hatton was a little upset with someone in the gallery at Royal St. George’s. He shot a 70 on Friday, following up on Thursday’s 72.