04:09PM, Monday 19 June 2017
MARLOW'S Tyrrell Hatton was in illustrious company as he missed the cut on his debut in the US Open at Erin Hills last week.
Hatton, whose world ranking has risen as high as 16th this year after a solid first five months of the season, joined former world number 1 Rory McIlroy, Olympic champion Justin Rose and Ascot golfer Ross Fisher in failing to make it through to the weekend.
Hatton, a Harleyford Golf Club member, was only four over par after two rounds of 76 and 72 on Thursday and Friday, however, with American Brooks Koepka winning the event with a record equalling score of 16 under par it wasn't good enough to play through.
He had been looking forward to seeing what challenges the Erin Hills course threw his way but was seemingly unable to overcome them. The Stoke Park member did, however, hole out for an eagle during his second round as he bid to dip under the cut.
Hatton also made his debut at the Masters in Augusta earlier this year where he again missed the cut. He gained a temporary card on the US PGA Tour after third and fourth place finishes at the Honda Classic and Arnold Palmer Invitational events.
After the first round he tweeted: “Never going to score well when you can't hole a putt/make a birdie. Frustrating opening round, didn't play as bad as score suggests.”
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