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Hot Tyrell Hatton Exits British Open In Huff, Fury

Mercurial Englishman gives unkind hand gesture to fan, then reconfigures iron en route to missing cut at the 149th British Open.
Englishman Tyrell Hatton missed the British Open cut by a stroke. 

Englishman Tyrell Hatton missed the British Open cut by a stroke. 

You know what they say, “go big or go home.” Or, if you’re Tyrrell Hatton, do both.

The 29-year old Englishman, who has been known to show some emotion now and then, blew a fuse as he departed the 149th British Open late Friday.

After bogeying No. 17, Hatton stood at 2-over par for the championship, no doubt realizing he needed to birdie the final hole to be cutline safe. But after striking an iron shot to the right of the green, Hatton responded by stomping on the club and snapping it in half.

Given Bryson DeChambeau’s Thursday tirade over his driver that “sucks,” the championship at Royal St. George’s has been especially unfriendly toward golf clubs.

But that wasn’t Hatton’s only snap. Earlier in his Friday round, annoyed by a fan in the gallery, he appeared to be caught on camera sending a one-finger salute toward the offending party.

Hatton is no stranger to blown fuses. To that end, his episodes are front and center in a fun-poking video that is featured on the European Tour’s social media site.

Hatton has six European Tour wins to his credit, and outdueled Marc Leishman to win the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. But he has had a mercurial British Open career. In nine appearances, Hatton has two top-6 finishes, a T51 and six missed cuts.

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