TULSA, Okla. — If there were a category for Strokes Lost: Grumbling, Tyrrell Hatton would be top 10 in the world.

Hatton, “The Angry Golfer,” is angry again this week, and he isn’t shy to voice his displeasure.

The English golfer, ranked No. 24 in the world, continued his attack on the course setup at majors on Wednesday ahead of the 104th PGA Championship at Southern Hills.

“I think the PGA and USGA seem to be in a bit of a fight about who’s got the longest golf course and who’s got the longest par-3. It would be nice if they were a bit more creative with course setup rather than just trying to make it hard through length all the time. PGA seems to just be getting longer each time we come back and play,” Hatton said.

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In this case, he isn’t wrong.

The par-70 Southern Hills measures 7,566 yards on the scorecard with two par 5s over 600 yards and three of the four par 3s between 214 and 228 yards. But the course renovation by Gil Hanse in 2018 has forced players to hit the shots original course architect Perry Maxwell intended. The added length means some of the best players have had to hit long irons and even pull a headcover off to reach par 3s. That included former World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who used a 9-wood this week at the par-3 8th hole. Hatton’s temper also got the best of him there on Thursday when he caused a minor social media kerfuffle by leaving his mark on the putting surface. (By his standards, it was really nothing but still poor etiquette.)



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