Tyrrell Hatton had a terrible warmup before the Arnold Palmer Invitational final round on Sunday at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
That’s the word he used to describe it, at least.
Mr. Hatton, please explain.
“I suppose I missed the ninth fairway left from the driving range with the second driver I hit,” he added. “I didn’t yell fore because I was embarrassed. No one should ever have to shout fore on a driving range.
“It just goes to demonstrate how horrible it was.”
The ninth hole is around 150 yards wide and goes parallel to the driving range. That was one massive hook if he flew his shot over the ninth fairway.
Yes, it was an awe-inspiring shot.
The champion of the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational and star of the DP World Tour’s Angry Golfers spot, on the other hand, bounced back.
Hatton stated of his last round, “Fortunately, I don’t know what I discovered, but I just began striking the ball good again.” “I had a great game, and I’m extremely pleased with myself.” Fortunately, there weren’t too many wides on the golf course.
“Perhaps I was more concentrated out there.”
Hatton fired 3-under-par 69 to finish at 4 under and in second place, one shot behind Scottie Scheffler, on a day when the field averaged north of 75 and a day after he was clobbered by Bay Hill his way to a third-round 78.
Lucas Hebert shot 68, one of only two scores in the 60s.
“I was quite fortunate to win this competition two years ago, when it was once again extremely difficult. But all I did was go out there and give it my all,” Hatton added. “Today, I had to hole putts that were over 120 feet long, which is surprising to hear.” I know I putted well, but you’re putting defensively and trying to get as close to the hole as possible.
“We’re well aware that the weekends are rough around here. I think the greens get so fast at times that pin locations appear to be cruel. And, as I previously stated, you must play defensively and try to get the ball as near to you as possible. If you miss a putt, you don’t want it to be too far away on the next one.
“So I guess I did a good job of it.”
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