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PGA Championship star told to cut out temper tantrums to challenge for title – EXCLUSIVE

Tyrrell Hatton could be as good as any golfer in the world if he was able to cut out his temper tantrums, says Sky Sports golf commentator Ewen Murray. Murray believes the volatile 32-year-old Englishman has all the qualities necessary to challenge the very best in the game but is held back by his temperament.

Ahead of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla that starts on Thursday, Murray told Express Sport: “I think Tyrrell is one of the best players in the world.

“There’s a player there that has no weaknesses golf-wise. But I don’t know if we’re ever going to see how good Tyrrell can be because he gets in his own way.

“I don’t think you can perform at the very top level and be as volatile as he can be at times. He’s won big tournaments and won them well, like the PGA Championship at Wentworth, the Dunhill Links, and the six-way play-off he won in Turkey under the floodlights.

“I’m just saddened that he has weaknesses in other departments. To soften my criticism, and I’ve said this on air, if you take 50 percent away from what he is you may have 50 percent of the golfer.

“But I think it’s the furore that it causes. People start talking about it, it starts going on the Internet, the social media platforms, and I just don’t think you need that.

“I know that sometimes if you change the person you also change the golfer. I just think that what he does, none of it is necessary.

“If Tyrrell could take all that stuff away and say, ‘Right, I’m here to play golf’, he’s a match for anyone.

“I’ve got a really high regard for the way he plays consistency-wise, technical-wise, he’s a good driver, a good iron player, he has holed a lot of putts under pressure when he’s had to.

“He’s got the whole package apart from the other stuff that is holding him back.”


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