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Nobody likes setting their alarm clock to go off in the early hours of the morning.

So, spare a thought for Byeong Hun An, for whom getting up in the middle of the night has become a regular occurrence lately.

The former BMW PGA Championship winner took to Twitter to vent his frustrations at being made to tee off in the first group at this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic – a 6.45am start.

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It is the fourth time in his last eight tournaments that the South Korean has been off first and he’s had enough of it.

Replying to a Twitter follower who alerted him to the fact, An replied: “Never asked for it and I f**king hate it.”

He has since deleted the tweet because of the expletive but doubled-down on his frustration in a series of follow-up posts…

The good news is that An’s complaints haven’t gone unnoticed by decision-makers at the tour’s Ponte Vedra Beach headquarters.

All’s well that ends well!

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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