England's Masters favourite SOILED HIMSELF on putting green before tee time!

Englishman talks about "soiling himself" 10 minutes before his tee time as he prepares to compete in The Masters. 

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Thu, 6 Apr 2023
England's Masters favourite SOILED HIMSELF on putting green before tee time!

Ahead of competing in The Masters, England's Tyrrell Hatton has told Sportsmail about a time when he "soiled himself" on the putting green prior to his tee time.

Hatton, 31, discussed the unfortunate incident that happened a number of years ago during his first England cap while in County Sligo.

The World No.17 said "disaster struck" on the putting green some 10 minutes before his tee time against a Scottish opponent. 

It called for an immediate change of outfit in the locker room. 

"After that I had to use a buggy to get me to the toilet at the 3rd hole," Hatton tells Sportsmail

"I did win the match 6&5," he added. 

Hatton also opened up on an armed robbery while he was competing out in Johannesburg back in 2015. 

He noticed a red Golf GTi slowing ominously in front of the tournament bus he was riding back to the hotel.

"Two guys get out and suddenly there is a gun pointed at the driver," said Hatton.

"I was on my phone at the time and my first reaction was to slide it under my lap so they wouldn't see it.

"One of the guys goes round to the left and points a gun at my manager and the other one comes to me and pushes a gun against my chest. I didn't know if the gun was real or not but obviously the process of finding out isn't one you want to explore, so that was an interesting time.

"They took my watch and my wallet but all I had was 80 rand, which was about £4 at the time. My manager had done a bit of shopping in the mall and they took that, his wallet, phone, watch. I was hiding my phone, so I was lucky to just lose the watch, but yeah, that was a different kind of experience."

You can read the full interview with Sportsmail here

As for Hatton's immediate chances of becoming the first Englishman to win The Masters since Danny Willett in 2016, he admits Augusta National is a place where he has "struggled" in the past. 

In six previous appearances, Hatton's best result is a T18 in 2021. 

Last year Hatton raged at himself en route to a solo 52nd. 

Hatton said: "I have played six Masters and my best finish is tied 18th and I missed the cut a couple of times. It's a place where I've struggled. I've played all right at courses that don't suit my eye, so there is no reason I couldn't have a great week.

"I'll go there again and like every other week will try my best."

Hatton is one of five Englishmen in the field at The Masters this week, joining Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose and Willett.

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