A shot tracer of a club toss is the perfect way to end 2020
Tyrrell Hatton, back in October, won the BMW PGA Championship, one of the premier events on the European Tour. He won, too, at Wentworth Golf Club in England, a course that he visited as a kid. He shot rounds of 66, 67, 69 and 67 for a four-stroke victory.
Two of his bad shots were maybe just as great as any of his good ones.
In one video released by the European Tour this week over social media, Hatton hits an approach shot over a green at Wentworth. Which we can follow through a shot tracer on the ball. Hatton then flings his club forward. Which we can follow, yes, through a shot tracer on the iron. (The tracer even includes a loop for the club’s bounce.)
Then, in another video released by the European Tour this week over social media, Hatton hits an approach shot left and long at Wentworth. Which we can follow through a shot tracer on the ball. Hatton then flings his club forward. Which we can follow, yes again, through a shot tracer on the iron. (This time, the tracer includes a loop to show the club’s path after Hatton kicked it.)
“2020 summed up in a golf shot,” the Tour wrote on Instagram and Twitter.
Nick Faldo, a six-time major winner and one of Hatton’s fellow Englishmen, responded on Instagram with a laughing emoji and hand clap emoji.
One week after the BMW, Hatton heaved again. (But ball and club have not been traced. Yet.)
During the third round of the CJ Cup in Las Vegas, Hatton hit an approach shot short and right. He threw his iron about 20 yards straight.
“Ehhh,” the announcer on the Golf Channel broadcast went, muffling his laugh.