Tyrrell Hatton criticizes the state of the greens in Southern Hills after his exit
England’s Tyrrell Hatton has criticized the condition of the greens at Southern Hills after a disappointing end to his second round of the US PGA Championship.
Hatton made a significant jump in the standings with four birdies in a row from 12th, but bogeyed 16th and 18th to score a 68 and finish day two under par, seven strokes behind leader Will Zalatoris.
The 30-year-old, who called Augusta National ‘unfair at times’ after closing rounds 79 and 80 of last month’s Masters, said: “Obviously (I’m) quite disappointed with the finish to be honest.
“Three good putts on the back three greens and obviously none of them went in. I kind of did my part there. It wasn’t the easiest putt to punch this afternoon .
“Maybe a combination of not being able to be cut and rolled added to that, but they were quite bobbly so not the easiest to put on.”
The greens had not been cut before the start of the second round due to forecast high winds.
When asked if the slower putting surfaces have been an advantage for later starters, Hatton replied, “I wouldn’t say it’s an advantage. I mean, we’re playing a major championship, not a monthly medal.
“You know, they move everywhere. It’s so hard to find putts. So you can hit a good putt and they just don’t look like they’re going in, which is hard to accept when we’re playing in a major championship.