Tyrrell Hatton is one of golf’s most fiery players. The Englishman is never one to keep his emotions under wraps, and we saw his temper flare up this past weekend at the ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf.
The World Cup is a two-man team event in which players from the top 28 nations in the world rankings play two rounds of fourball (best ball) and two rounds of foursomes (alternate shot). Hatton, the 24th-ranked player in the world, teamed up with Ian Poulter, ranked 39th in the world, and were one of the odds-on favorites to win the event.
A first-round fourball score of 10-under par 62 put Hatton and Poulter atop the leaderboard, tied with Australia’s team of Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman as well as Korea’s team of Byeong-hun An and Si Woo Kim.
Friday’s foursomes round didn’t go quite as well for the English duo, however. After bookend bogeys on the front nine left the English at 1-over par for the day, Hatton’s tee shot on the par-4 10 sailed well right of the fairway, which would eventually lead to another bogey.
Clearly unhappy with the drive, Hatton’s emotions got the best of him and he slammed his driving into the tee marker, shattering it to pieces.
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) November 23, 2018
The English team would go on to shoot 2-over par in the second round, 5-under in the third and 2-under par in the final round to finish in eighth place, eight shots back of eventual champions Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry of Belgium.
Hatton took to Twitter following his Friday meltdown to apologize for his actions.
Well aware that I’ve made a mistake here and I should have atleast cleaned up the tee box, that was poor to walk away!
I will always be fiery just need to find a way to control my emotions better!! ??
— Tyrrell Hatton (@TyrrellHatton) November 23, 2018