Hatton underlines world class credentials
26/01/2021 | sport | golf | 120
Three wins since recovering from wrist surgery a little over a year ago have seen England's Tyrrell Hatton cement himself as one of the world's best, writes Iain Carter.
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26/01/2021 14:23:16 18 1
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The Angry Golfer has certainly become a very successful one. I hope he can really compete in the Majors this year
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26/01/2021 16:37:14 4 1
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Maturity is a great thing, roll on the Ryder cup!
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26/01/2021 14:26:15 7 12
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An Intern could have written this article
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26/01/2021 19:39:07 2 1
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And any able pre-schooler could have made that comment! Why bother? Great to see Tyrrell win in such an unfussy manner and he is clearly looking to manage himself better on the course. Will doubtless have slips but it does seem to bother us more than it bothers him. Always seems to compartmentalize the anger and put it aside in time for the next shot!
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Kee
26/01/2021 14:35:59 6 16
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Check your bias Iain Carter. When Morikawa wins you write about golf's fleeting talents, but when Hatton wins... how and why you're the main golf correspondent for BBC is an absolute disgrace!
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26/01/2021 14:51:46 7 0
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strong words !
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Kee
26/01/2021 14:35:59 6 16
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Check your bias Iain Carter. When Morikawa wins you write about golf's fleeting talents, but when Hatton wins... how and why you're the main golf correspondent for BBC is an absolute disgrace!
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26/01/2021 14:51:46 7 0
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strong words !
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26/01/2021 14:54:36 13 1
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All credit to him, been outstanding since returning from the operation, I expect a few more wins this season.....maybe a major?
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26/01/2021 14:55:17 4 1
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Everyone is unbeatable ... until they are beaten again.
Maybe so but, he's still an ar$#0/e.!! Removed
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26/01/2021 15:11:38 10 1
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I played golf once. It’s hard
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26/01/2021 15:12:12 1 2
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Yes, golf.
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26/01/2021 16:59:53 0 1
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But that 1 good round in 60 or 70 rounds is so satisfying!
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26/01/2021 15:15:59 5 14
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He's a gifted player without question but his petulant behaviour on course is an embarrassment.
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26/01/2021 15:20:26 11 0
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He doesn't seem 'quite' as bad as he was. I'd like to see him in the last couple of groups on a Sunday in a major to see how he gets on. I think he has the game to win one.
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26/01/2021 16:29:36 4 1
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He’s much improved, more settled in himself and this plays out in his game positively. There’s significant petulant behaviour that can be highlighted in any elite sport, doesn’t make them a bad person.
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26/01/2021 16:44:59 3 1
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I doubt he cares what you think he gets paid millions to play golf
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26/01/2021 15:15:59 5 14
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He's a gifted player without question but his petulant behaviour on course is an embarrassment.
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26/01/2021 15:20:26 11 0
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He doesn't seem 'quite' as bad as he was. I'd like to see him in the last couple of groups on a Sunday in a major to see how he gets on. I think he has the game to win one.
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26/01/2021 15:22:38 3 23
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It wasn't exactly a strong field. More a case of someone had to win.
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26/01/2021 16:26:07 9 1
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Stating the blindingly obvious that somebody has to win in a golf tournament.
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26/01/2021 15:26:32 7 17
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what a surprise.... McIlroy chokes again lol
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26/01/2021 15:27:14 4 4
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This kind of article is the exact opposite of what Hatton needs or probably wants. Too much attention easily diverts a good golfer from concentrating on the job in hand, there are many examples, McIlroy in particular. Perhaps when he has won a major the plaudits can rain down but until then give him some breathing room.
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26/01/2021 18:11:30 2 0
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Don't worry he probably won't read it??

Many "famous" sports people & celebs say they stop reading things like this..
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26/01/2021 15:29:45 5 13
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McIlroy yesterday's man. Totally consumed by his ego a long time ago.
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26/01/2021 16:34:44 4 3
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Not too dissimilar to a large number of other elite sports people, though I don’t put him in the same field as Best and Gascogne, he’ll be around for longer and respected for much more than his ability to drink excessively and has stepped as a father and husband. Not perfect, but name somebody who is.
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26/01/2021 15:53:47 14 2
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Too much to ask for folk to stop commentating on Hatton's personality or the merits (or demerits) of Iain Carter as a journalist / golf corresponent and recognise the outstanding achievement of breaking into the World Top 5?
Maybe so but, he's still an ar$#0/e.!! Removed
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26/01/2021 15:22:38 3 23
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It wasn't exactly a strong field. More a case of someone had to win.
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26/01/2021 16:26:07 9 1
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Stating the blindingly obvious that somebody has to win in a golf tournament.
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26/01/2021 15:15:59 5 14
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He's a gifted player without question but his petulant behaviour on course is an embarrassment.
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26/01/2021 16:29:36 4 1
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He’s much improved, more settled in himself and this plays out in his game positively. There’s significant petulant behaviour that can be highlighted in any elite sport, doesn’t make them a bad person.
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26/01/2021 16:30:08 1 5
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I see Hatton as a raoidly maturing 'completer finisher' with a winner's all round game but McIlroy (and Fleetwood to some extent) I see as basically finished unless they learn to score without playing their best. That putting zone of 10-20 feet is where majors are won and lost and Rory and Tommy look bereft of confidence whereas others hole their share and win big.
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26/01/2021 17:22:07 3 0
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Rory dropped out of contention in spells where he wasn't finding fairways, simple at that. It's not like he was great from tee to green and missing a load of putts, he was out of position too often off the tee.
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26/01/2021 16:32:21 8 0
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Somebody with a bit of passion. Has been playing very consistently recently and deserves his current world ranking. Another top 3 for Rory, but still not playing to his best. Its been a while since he has nailed 4 rounds together.
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26/01/2021 15:29:45 5 13
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McIlroy yesterday's man. Totally consumed by his ego a long time ago.
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26/01/2021 16:34:44 4 3
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Not too dissimilar to a large number of other elite sports people, though I don’t put him in the same field as Best and Gascogne, he’ll be around for longer and respected for much more than his ability to drink excessively and has stepped as a father and husband. Not perfect, but name somebody who is.
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26/01/2021 16:36:41 2 6
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Well done to Hatton. But somehow it feels that he is not in the same league as DJ, Rahm, Thomas, Koepka etc. Time will tell and I think his attitude has improved so best of luck to him
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26/01/2021 16:36:42 7 1
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Nice guy ... shows plenty of grit and determination and possesses what it requires to become a true champion.
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26/01/2021 14:23:16 18 1
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The Angry Golfer has certainly become a very successful one. I hope he can really compete in the Majors this year
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26/01/2021 16:37:14 4 1
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Maturity is a great thing, roll on the Ryder cup!
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26/01/2021 16:41:57 10 4
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Ryder Cup Song

TYRRELL'S GOT HIS HATTON,
HIP HIP HIP HOORAY,
TYRRELL'S GOT HIS HATTON
SO ITS GOOD-BYE USA!
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26/01/2021 16:53:44 4 0
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That’s very good ??
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26/01/2021 16:42:39 15 6
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How many more professional golf tournaments must we watch where the winning score is around 20 under par? I tuned in for three successive weeks to the USPGA tour where in each tournament the winners score exceeded this number. This is ridiculous and the course set-up is far too generous for these players. Something needs to be done fast to address this before it kills the audiences entirely.
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26/01/2021 18:35:01 7 2
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Par is an arbitrary concept to these guys. No one is getting shots, so why worry?
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27/01/2021 08:23:44 2 0
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Most of the top professionals have handicaps of +4 to +7 so you would expect them to be around -20 for 4 rounds.
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26/01/2021 16:44:33 9 1
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Great to see another Englishman up there competing with the best and winning. The real shame is to watch the demise of Justin Rose. One good round in four nowadays. Lets hope he can find it again soon.
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26/01/2021 15:15:59 5 14
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He's a gifted player without question but his petulant behaviour on course is an embarrassment.
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26/01/2021 16:44:59 3 1
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I doubt he cares what you think he gets paid millions to play golf
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26/01/2021 16:41:57 10 4
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Ryder Cup Song

TYRRELL'S GOT HIS HATTON,
HIP HIP HIP HOORAY,
TYRRELL'S GOT HIS HATTON
SO ITS GOOD-BYE USA!
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26/01/2021 16:53:44 4 0
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That’s very good ??
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26/01/2021 16:56:36 2 15
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talented, without question...but let's hold fire on the superlatives until he bags a Major or three...that's the REAL acid test...in any event, the Euro Tour is the Micky Mouse Tour in comparison to the US [although I acknowledge he won Bay Hill]

will be interesting, also, to see how he fares in Ryder Cup matchplay...I don't think any of the US team will lose sleep over the prospect of facing him
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26/01/2021 18:13:52 3 1
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You got it spot in. If he draws out DJ, Thomas, Koepka, Xander, et all in the Ryder cup singles, they would be more happy
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26/01/2021 15:12:12 1 2
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Yes, golf.
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26/01/2021 16:59:53 0 1
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But that 1 good round in 60 or 70 rounds is so satisfying!
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GBE
26/01/2021 17:04:35 4 1
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Well done to Hatton, deserving victory. Best thing from the weekend was watching great golfers playing superb golf, day 3's nip and tuck leader board was a joy. Matched only by the beautiful sunny coarse beaming into my house during these dark periods. More of the same tonic next week please.
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26/01/2021 16:30:08 1 5
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I see Hatton as a raoidly maturing 'completer finisher' with a winner's all round game but McIlroy (and Fleetwood to some extent) I see as basically finished unless they learn to score without playing their best. That putting zone of 10-20 feet is where majors are won and lost and Rory and Tommy look bereft of confidence whereas others hole their share and win big.
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26/01/2021 17:22:07 3 0
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Rory dropped out of contention in spells where he wasn't finding fairways, simple at that. It's not like he was great from tee to green and missing a load of putts, he was out of position too often off the tee.
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26/01/2021 17:25:06 1 4
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I agree the sentiment but this piece deserves a more meaningful headline. "World Class" is a vague, undefined, modern-day cliche which should be ignored by correspondents as good as Iain Carter.
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26/01/2021 17:28:37 3 1
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Yeah. An 8 year old who knows nothing about a sport could figure out that someone in the top 5 of the world rankings is "world class"!
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26/01/2021 17:27:19 10 0
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Strange lad. Gives the impression of being really cocky, but having won he sounded almost apologetic for a number of lucky bounces and outcomes that he'd had.

But he is a great finisher when he gets a chance. The long putts he holed around the turn had a huge impact.

6 top 10's in his last 10 events, 2 of those were wins, top 5 in the world, and some people still don't rate him!
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26/01/2021 18:04:04 0 15
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Lucky bounces is all you can come up with?

You fanboys really are a piece of work.
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26/01/2021 17:25:06 1 4
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I agree the sentiment but this piece deserves a more meaningful headline. "World Class" is a vague, undefined, modern-day cliche which should be ignored by correspondents as good as Iain Carter.
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26/01/2021 17:28:37 3 1
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Yeah. An 8 year old who knows nothing about a sport could figure out that someone in the top 5 of the world rankings is "world class"!
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26/01/2021 17:46:01 2 6
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Gave him a 1 shot lead over 54 holes and then annihlated him.

A thorougly enjoyable watch.

Why wasn't he wearing his white hoodie? He looks like a proper superstar golfer in that.
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26/01/2021 18:43:00 4 0
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Why wasn't he wearing his hoodie? Because it wasn't cold?
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26/01/2021 17:58:00 1 1
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I did enjoy that Angry Golfers video.
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26/01/2021 18:36:08 2 1
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It wasn't bad, but I thought the zoom call one was way better.
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26/01/2021 18:46:21 3 1
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There was one empty seat, they kept if for Maksi
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26/01/2021 18:01:51 1 3
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2 nice new photos for our scrapbooks?

Tyrrell smiling in both and The Postman also having a good laugh, and then we have the fella with his no asterisk chin on the floor?
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26/01/2021 17:27:19 10 0
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Strange lad. Gives the impression of being really cocky, but having won he sounded almost apologetic for a number of lucky bounces and outcomes that he'd had.

But he is a great finisher when he gets a chance. The long putts he holed around the turn had a huge impact.

6 top 10's in his last 10 events, 2 of those were wins, top 5 in the world, and some people still don't rate him!
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26/01/2021 18:04:04 0 15
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Lucky bounces is all you can come up with?

You fanboys really are a piece of work.
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26/01/2021 18:45:12 7 0
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It's not what I came up with, it's the first thing Hatton said in his interview after the final round. Said he was lucky not to get plugged in a bunker face on one hole, and listed off several other times on the Sunday when he felt that he had been lucky. Go back and watch the interview yourself and then see if you think I'm making things up.
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26/01/2021 18:53:31 4 0
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Couple of quotes from Hatton's interview after final round:
Q: "what were the turning points?"
A: "the putt on 10 ... going 8 feet past but hit the hole"
"and the tee shot on 11, pitched in the bunker face and hopped out, balls had been plugging in the bunker face all week so that was good fortune"

Like I say, he was being really modest.
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26/01/2021 18:09:55 1 2
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obligatory beard-super furry golfer
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26/01/2021 19:15:50 1 2
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And...?
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26/01/2021 15:27:14 4 4
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This kind of article is the exact opposite of what Hatton needs or probably wants. Too much attention easily diverts a good golfer from concentrating on the job in hand, there are many examples, McIlroy in particular. Perhaps when he has won a major the plaudits can rain down but until then give him some breathing room.
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26/01/2021 18:11:30 2 0
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Don't worry he probably won't read it??

Many "famous" sports people & celebs say they stop reading things like this..
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26/01/2021 16:56:36 2 15
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talented, without question...but let's hold fire on the superlatives until he bags a Major or three...that's the REAL acid test...in any event, the Euro Tour is the Micky Mouse Tour in comparison to the US [although I acknowledge he won Bay Hill]

will be interesting, also, to see how he fares in Ryder Cup matchplay...I don't think any of the US team will lose sleep over the prospect of facing him
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26/01/2021 18:13:52 3 1
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You got it spot in. If he draws out DJ, Thomas, Koepka, Xander, et all in the Ryder cup singles, they would be more happy
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26/01/2021 18:58:52 3 0
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Is that the same Thomas who was 11 shots behind Hatton after 2 rounds and missed the cut?
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26/01/2021 18:32:22 2 0
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TH seems to have mellowed a bit in the last 18 months or so. He used to be comical to watch with his Mr Angry antics. But statistics don't lie. He is also without doubt one of the best putters in the world. If Dustin Johnson could putt like TH he'd be the best in the world ... oh, he already is :-)
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26/01/2021 16:42:39 15 6
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How many more professional golf tournaments must we watch where the winning score is around 20 under par? I tuned in for three successive weeks to the USPGA tour where in each tournament the winners score exceeded this number. This is ridiculous and the course set-up is far too generous for these players. Something needs to be done fast to address this before it kills the audiences entirely.
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26/01/2021 18:35:01 7 2
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Par is an arbitrary concept to these guys. No one is getting shots, so why worry?
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26/01/2021 17:58:00 1 1
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I did enjoy that Angry Golfers video.
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26/01/2021 18:36:08 2 1
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It wasn't bad, but I thought the zoom call one was way better.
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26/01/2021 18:41:01 4 1
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10 top 10's in his last 20 events, with 4 wins along the way, including Wentworth and the Arnold Palmer. That's great form, and consistency that he hasn't shown before. Would be great to see him contend strongly in a major or WGC this season ... 3 MC's in the majors last year leaves "room for improvement"
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26/01/2021 18:42:59 5 5
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Hatton seems to thrive under pressure. RM clearly doesn’t. He has the game, but between the ears and not having a decent caddy, he’s a bit short. Would love to see him dominate again, but there are some seriously good players around at the present time, and I feel Rory has slipped behind them all.
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26/01/2021 20:43:08 2 4
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I guess Winning majors and numerous tournaments around the world doesn't count for handling pressure, but a knockabout in the desert does LOL
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27/01/2021 08:32:30 1 1
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"Nothing between his ears" you need sectioned.
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26/01/2021 17:46:01 2 6
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Gave him a 1 shot lead over 54 holes and then annihlated him.

A thorougly enjoyable watch.

Why wasn't he wearing his white hoodie? He looks like a proper superstar golfer in that.
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26/01/2021 18:43:00 4 0
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Why wasn't he wearing his hoodie? Because it wasn't cold?
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26/01/2021 20:23:47 2 0
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Fair one Jimmy. I forgot where they are playing these days.
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26/01/2021 18:04:04 0 15
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Lucky bounces is all you can come up with?

You fanboys really are a piece of work.
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26/01/2021 18:45:12 7 0
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It's not what I came up with, it's the first thing Hatton said in his interview after the final round. Said he was lucky not to get plugged in a bunker face on one hole, and listed off several other times on the Sunday when he felt that he had been lucky. Go back and watch the interview yourself and then see if you think I'm making things up.
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26/01/2021 17:58:00 1 1
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I did enjoy that Angry Golfers video.
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26/01/2021 18:46:21 3 1
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There was one empty seat, they kept if for Maksi
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26/01/2021 18:04:04 0 15
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Lucky bounces is all you can come up with?

You fanboys really are a piece of work.
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26/01/2021 18:53:31 4 0
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Couple of quotes from Hatton's interview after final round:
Q: "what were the turning points?"
A: "the putt on 10 ... going 8 feet past but hit the hole"
"and the tee shot on 11, pitched in the bunker face and hopped out, balls had been plugging in the bunker face all week so that was good fortune"

Like I say, he was being really modest.
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27/01/2021 14:39:08 0 2
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Unlike Rory who seemed to think he was the only golfer affected by the wind. I like a golfer willing to admit they got lucky or admit their faults, not someone who thinks they are faultless and everything conspired against them.
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26/01/2021 18:13:52 3 1
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You got it spot in. If he draws out DJ, Thomas, Koepka, Xander, et all in the Ryder cup singles, they would be more happy
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26/01/2021 18:58:52 3 0
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Is that the same Thomas who was 11 shots behind Hatton after 2 rounds and missed the cut?
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26/01/2021 20:57:58 2 2
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Thomas has 13 wins in last 5 years including a major and a WGC. Should be enough to settle down the argument.
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26/01/2021 19:07:54 7 0
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He deserves it.the bay hill win was the biggest, recognised as one of the hardest courses, and on a windy day he won from 3rd round lead. It’s great that he doesn’t take himself seriously. More please .
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26/01/2021 19:15:26 2 5
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Indeed, but isn’t it laughable when a certain American wins it 8 times it must be an ‘easy’ course!
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26/01/2021 19:08:00 4 3
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Decent field in Dubai this week, Morikawa and Hatton the top-ranked players, and most of the European Ryder Cup contenders ... Tommy, FitzP, Casey, Perez, Rose, Lowry etc. Should be good viewing.
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26/01/2021 19:12:49 4 2
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A meteoric rise in world golf which I could not see coming. Hatton is very deceptive, does nothing spectacularly good but also nothing really bad. I do hope he keeps this form all the way to the Ryder Cup where he must be a shoe-in now.

As for Rory, he is making too many unforced errors. No good pointing the finger at his caddy, Rory is experienced and has all the shots at his disposal.
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26/01/2021 19:07:54 7 0
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He deserves it.the bay hill win was the biggest, recognised as one of the hardest courses, and on a windy day he won from 3rd round lead. It’s great that he doesn’t take himself seriously. More please .
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26/01/2021 19:15:26 2 5
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Indeed, but isn’t it laughable when a certain American wins it 8 times it must be an ‘easy’ course!
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26/01/2021 20:28:33 2 3
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How is his back? Is it still killing him ?
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26/01/2021 18:09:55 1 2
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obligatory beard-super furry golfer
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26/01/2021 19:15:50 1 2
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And...?
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26/01/2021 19:16:02 13 1
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On a separate subject good to see Molinari well up the leaderboard last weekend hopefully a return to form
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26/01/2021 19:25:22 5 1
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well spotted and well said
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26/01/2021 19:16:02 13 1
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On a separate subject good to see Molinari well up the leaderboard last weekend hopefully a return to form
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26/01/2021 19:25:22 5 1
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well spotted and well said
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26/01/2021 14:26:15 7 12
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An Intern could have written this article
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26/01/2021 19:39:07 2 1
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And any able pre-schooler could have made that comment! Why bother? Great to see Tyrrell win in such an unfussy manner and he is clearly looking to manage himself better on the course. Will doubtless have slips but it does seem to bother us more than it bothers him. Always seems to compartmentalize the anger and put it aside in time for the next shot!
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26/01/2021 20:07:37 4 0
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That's how you finish a tournament off in the last round, well done TH, well done RM a good start to the year, could be a good partnership for the Ryder cup?, ????????
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26/01/2021 20:26:38 2 10
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I would partner Rory with GMac. ok we would lose every game but imagine how powerful the rest of our team would be.
Yepp, that is how I would do it.

Henrik Stenson, my man, now that's a player, partnering Vik. What a team.
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27/01/2021 08:30:13 3 0
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Rory will be ok he was great every other day last weekend. Who picks his polo shirts?? never seen so much drab gear on golfer.
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26/01/2021 18:43:00 4 0
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Why wasn't he wearing his hoodie? Because it wasn't cold?
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26/01/2021 20:23:47 2 0
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Fair one Jimmy. I forgot where they are playing these days.
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26/01/2021 20:47:29 2 0
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25 degrees is pretty much tropical for these English lads.

Still locked down here and courses shut. When do can you start playing again in Norway?
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26/01/2021 20:07:37 4 0
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That's how you finish a tournament off in the last round, well done TH, well done RM a good start to the year, could be a good partnership for the Ryder cup?, ????????
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26/01/2021 20:26:38 2 10
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I would partner Rory with GMac. ok we would lose every game but imagine how powerful the rest of our team would be.
Yepp, that is how I would do it.

Henrik Stenson, my man, now that's a player, partnering Vik. What a team.
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26/01/2021 20:51:00 4 1
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I could see gmac with his experience getting in ahead of Victoria if Harrington has his way as vic has never won in front of a crowd. Is henrik still playing! ????????
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26/01/2021 21:00:22 5 0
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Nothing good has EVER come out of Norway. Sorry, forgot about the herring you are protecting us from!
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26/01/2021 19:15:26 2 5
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Indeed, but isn’t it laughable when a certain American wins it 8 times it must be an ‘easy’ course!
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26/01/2021 20:28:33 2 3
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How is his back? Is it still killing him ?
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26/01/2021 20:35:26 1 11
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A good walk spoiled.
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26/01/2021 20:37:48 10 1
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As I’ve said before, one letter away from a summary of your love life. Jog on.
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26/01/2021 20:40:32 7 1
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Congratulations on your phenomenal input you w??!
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27/01/2021 07:48:59 2 0
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Yet hear you are again????
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26/01/2021 20:35:26 1 11
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A good walk spoiled.
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26/01/2021 20:37:48 10 1
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As I’ve said before, one letter away from a summary of your love life. Jog on.
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27/01/2021 13:30:18 2 0
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That made me laugh out loud
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26/01/2021 20:35:26 1 11
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A good walk spoiled.
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26/01/2021 20:40:32 7 1
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Congratulations on your phenomenal input you w??!
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26/01/2021 18:42:59 5 5
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Hatton seems to thrive under pressure. RM clearly doesn’t. He has the game, but between the ears and not having a decent caddy, he’s a bit short. Would love to see him dominate again, but there are some seriously good players around at the present time, and I feel Rory has slipped behind them all.
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26/01/2021 20:43:08 2 4
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I guess Winning majors and numerous tournaments around the world doesn't count for handling pressure, but a knockabout in the desert does LOL
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26/01/2021 20:45:31 8 0
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Routine procedure, Maksi. Why? Are you worried? We get it, you don’t like arguably the most successful golfer ever. And you also don’t like the current most successful golfer.
Even if Rory ends up with 4 majors then he’s still gonna win more than Victor!
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26/01/2021 20:58:37 0 7
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He has ended with 4 majors and actually I am a massive fan of Brooks Koepka so you were a bit off the mark there.

Good to hear Tiger will be back on our screens soon, moping about, snarling, spitting, losing. I miss that.
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26/01/2021 20:23:47 2 0
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Fair one Jimmy. I forgot where they are playing these days.
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26/01/2021 20:47:29 2 0
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25 degrees is pretty much tropical for these English lads.

Still locked down here and courses shut. When do can you start playing again in Norway?
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26/01/2021 21:16:43 2 1
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They never closed the courses over here Jimmy.

I have been out playing ice golf over the past 2 weeks.

It's fun standing on a par 3 which is 150m long and trying to work out where you want to land the ball to try and work in a couple of huge bounces before the ball rolls hopefully on the green. Some of the bounces go 45 degrees in both directions.
I play all year mate. What about you?
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26/01/2021 20:26:38 2 10
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I would partner Rory with GMac. ok we would lose every game but imagine how powerful the rest of our team would be.
Yepp, that is how I would do it.

Henrik Stenson, my man, now that's a player, partnering Vik. What a team.
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26/01/2021 20:51:00 4 1
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I could see gmac with his experience getting in ahead of Victoria if Harrington has his way as vic has never won in front of a crowd. Is henrik still playing! ????????
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26/01/2021 18:58:52 3 0
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Is that the same Thomas who was 11 shots behind Hatton after 2 rounds and missed the cut?
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26/01/2021 20:57:58 2 2
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Thomas has 13 wins in last 5 years including a major and a WGC. Should be enough to settle down the argument.
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27/01/2021 13:34:50 1 1
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Awful last week though, wasn't he. And embarrassed himself the previous time he competed too.
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26/01/2021 20:45:31 8 0
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Routine procedure, Maksi. Why? Are you worried? We get it, you don’t like arguably the most successful golfer ever. And you also don’t like the current most successful golfer.
Even if Rory ends up with 4 majors then he’s still gonna win more than Victor!
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26/01/2021 20:58:37 0 7
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He has ended with 4 majors and actually I am a massive fan of Brooks Koepka so you were a bit off the mark there.

Good to hear Tiger will be back on our screens soon, moping about, snarling, spitting, losing. I miss that.
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26/01/2021 20:26:38 2 10
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I would partner Rory with GMac. ok we would lose every game but imagine how powerful the rest of our team would be.
Yepp, that is how I would do it.

Henrik Stenson, my man, now that's a player, partnering Vik. What a team.
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26/01/2021 21:00:22 5 0
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Nothing good has EVER come out of Norway. Sorry, forgot about the herring you are protecting us from!
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26/01/2021 21:10:51 1 0
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One of those players who you wouldn’t put at 5 in the world. Then you stop and think what he has done over the last year and you are almost surprised he isn’t higher!

Will be good to see him in the mix at a major soon and how he copes with that pressure.
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26/01/2021 21:13:02 2 0
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Tyrell has definitely chilled and has become a proper global player. His iron play has become better and his putter is red hot. Next Englishman for a major?
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26/01/2021 20:47:29 2 0
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25 degrees is pretty much tropical for these English lads.

Still locked down here and courses shut. When do can you start playing again in Norway?
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26/01/2021 21:16:43 2 1
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They never closed the courses over here Jimmy.

I have been out playing ice golf over the past 2 weeks.

It's fun standing on a par 3 which is 150m long and trying to work out where you want to land the ball to try and work in a couple of huge bounces before the ball rolls hopefully on the green. Some of the bounces go 45 degrees in both directions.
I play all year mate. What about you?
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27/01/2021 06:49:06 0 0
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Courses are closed. We are in lockdown. Usually play all year though
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26/01/2021 21:49:01 1 0
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Now I want to see consistency during the year, not necessarily wins, but near misses, top tens and no worse. No one can win everything they enter but he seems to have the capacity and better temperament to have a go at every tournament and to hell with the result! That will make him formidable in the Ryder Cup, IF it takes place.
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26/01/2021 21:59:40 2 0
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He has done well in several big tournaments, 4 Rolex wins, bay hill, wentworth, but his performances in the majors in 2020 were abysmal, 3 missed cuts. Should be in contention in majors, hopefully we will see that in 2021.
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26/01/2021 21:55:05 3 14
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Point of clarification - just because you're above Rory McIlroy doesn't mean you're world class

Hatton is a good professional golfer that's it. Win a major then get back to me
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26/01/2021 21:57:11 10 3
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Number 5 in the world rankings isn’t world class? Grow up
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26/01/2021 21:55:05 3 14
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Point of clarification - just because you're above Rory McIlroy doesn't mean you're world class

Hatton is a good professional golfer that's it. Win a major then get back to me
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26/01/2021 21:57:11 10 3
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Number 5 in the world rankings isn’t world class? Grow up
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26/01/2021 21:49:01 1 0
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Now I want to see consistency during the year, not necessarily wins, but near misses, top tens and no worse. No one can win everything they enter but he seems to have the capacity and better temperament to have a go at every tournament and to hell with the result! That will make him formidable in the Ryder Cup, IF it takes place.
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26/01/2021 21:59:40 2 0
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He has done well in several big tournaments, 4 Rolex wins, bay hill, wentworth, but his performances in the majors in 2020 were abysmal, 3 missed cuts. Should be in contention in majors, hopefully we will see that in 2021.
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26/01/2021 22:22:40 5 2
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Brooks spits more than Tiger, Maksi! And it’s brown too!
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26/01/2021 22:35:43 3 0
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Did anyone watch the HBO Tiger thing, it was on Sky documentaries the other night.
It was a really good watch
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27/01/2021 14:43:09 0 0
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It was a fun watch, but slightly disappointed overall. Essentially a compilation of footage we've seen before. It could have been more interesting if they hadn't stuck so rigidly to the father/son narrative. For example, surely Steve Williams has more interesting information to convey than "Tiger cut me off, which I find a bit strange"?
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26/01/2021 22:38:41 2 8
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Possibly reaching his prime at 29. Can he go the next step and win a Major though, i have no idea, i don't pay for Sky and have never seen him play so its hard to have an opinion. Thanks again BBC !!!!!
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27/01/2021 07:48:26 4 0
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You have never seen him play, but you call yourself a sports nut? Different sports, I guess.
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27/01/2021 08:25:56 1 0
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If you have no opinion just keep quiet. What a useless comment.
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26/01/2021 21:16:43 2 1
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They never closed the courses over here Jimmy.

I have been out playing ice golf over the past 2 weeks.

It's fun standing on a par 3 which is 150m long and trying to work out where you want to land the ball to try and work in a couple of huge bounces before the ball rolls hopefully on the green. Some of the bounces go 45 degrees in both directions.
I play all year mate. What about you?
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27/01/2021 06:49:06 0 0
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Courses are closed. We are in lockdown. Usually play all year though
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27/01/2021 11:42:23 2 0
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I hope they open them for you soon mate.
Here we have a coastline that is 1200 km long and only 5 million people. Plenty of room to keep away from people.
I have bought a set of these glow in the dark balls and will give them a whirl tonight.
Stay safe bud.
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26/01/2021 22:38:41 2 8
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Possibly reaching his prime at 29. Can he go the next step and win a Major though, i have no idea, i don't pay for Sky and have never seen him play so its hard to have an opinion. Thanks again BBC !!!!!
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27/01/2021 07:48:26 4 0
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You have never seen him play, but you call yourself a sports nut? Different sports, I guess.
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26/01/2021 20:35:26 1 11
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A good walk spoiled.
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27/01/2021 07:48:59 2 0
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Yet hear you are again????
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26/01/2021 16:42:39 15 6
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How many more professional golf tournaments must we watch where the winning score is around 20 under par? I tuned in for three successive weeks to the USPGA tour where in each tournament the winners score exceeded this number. This is ridiculous and the course set-up is far too generous for these players. Something needs to be done fast to address this before it kills the audiences entirely.
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27/01/2021 08:23:44 2 0
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Most of the top professionals have handicaps of +4 to +7 so you would expect them to be around -20 for 4 rounds.
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26/01/2021 22:38:41 2 8
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Possibly reaching his prime at 29. Can he go the next step and win a Major though, i have no idea, i don't pay for Sky and have never seen him play so its hard to have an opinion. Thanks again BBC !!!!!
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27/01/2021 08:25:56 1 0
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If you have no opinion just keep quiet. What a useless comment.
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27/01/2021 10:52:30 0 1
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I would hardly say your comment is particularly useful.
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26/01/2021 20:07:37 4 0
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That's how you finish a tournament off in the last round, well done TH, well done RM a good start to the year, could be a good partnership for the Ryder cup?, ????????
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27/01/2021 08:30:13 3 0
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Rory will be ok he was great every other day last weekend. Who picks his polo shirts?? never seen so much drab gear on golfer.
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26/01/2021 18:42:59 5 5
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Hatton seems to thrive under pressure. RM clearly doesn’t. He has the game, but between the ears and not having a decent caddy, he’s a bit short. Would love to see him dominate again, but there are some seriously good players around at the present time, and I feel Rory has slipped behind them all.
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27/01/2021 08:32:30 1 1
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"Nothing between his ears" you need sectioned.
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27/01/2021 08:43:24 3 0
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I first watched him play when he was about 24 years old and thought at the time this guy will be a no1. He is also an entertainer has Poult said he wears his heart on is sleeve. Very pleased for him.
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27/01/2021 09:15:59 3 0
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Sounds like Hatton isn't getting ahead of himself. Great achievement getting to number 5. Hope he plays this well in the Ryder Cup.
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27/01/2021 09:34:06 1 1
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alot of chat about majors. Hatton is ticking the boxes, he will contend in majors this year i think. his temparement has improved and he has excellent short game. i have warmed to him as he is less bland than his peers.
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27/01/2021 09:46:19 2 2
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Hatton has the all round game and temperament to win majors. His win at the Bay Hill Classic and the way he did it in tough conditions is proof of this. I predict that he will win the Open at Royal St George's this year.
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27/01/2021 11:02:30 1 0
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I hope you're right, but if you're so sure of his major credentials, why did he miss the cut in all 3 majors in 2020? No injuries, in good form, then missed the cut every time. He needs to show some proper form in majors and get in the mix before I'd risk a bet on him.
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27/01/2021 08:25:56 1 0
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If you have no opinion just keep quiet. What a useless comment.
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27/01/2021 10:52:30 0 1
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I would hardly say your comment is particularly useful.
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27/01/2021 09:46:19 2 2
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Hatton has the all round game and temperament to win majors. His win at the Bay Hill Classic and the way he did it in tough conditions is proof of this. I predict that he will win the Open at Royal St George's this year.
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27/01/2021 11:02:30 1 0
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I hope you're right, but if you're so sure of his major credentials, why did he miss the cut in all 3 majors in 2020? No injuries, in good form, then missed the cut every time. He needs to show some proper form in majors and get in the mix before I'd risk a bet on him.
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27/01/2021 11:26:11 1 0
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Tyrells first BIG win which catapulted him into stardom was in the Jamega Tour at Woodcote Park in Coulsdon Surrey
Not sure if he has mentioned that in any of his winning speeches