Sandy Lyle disappointed by 'sore' finish

Sandy1

Sandy Lyle spent most of his round on the cusp of leaderboard at Augusta National on the opening day of the 82nd Masters only to finish bogey-bogey for a two-over 74.

The Scot is playing this week 30 years after becoming the first British golfer to win the Masters.

He marked the occasion with a superb eagle at the par-5 15th in a round that caught many by surprise.

“I kind of held it together but it slipped away a little bit,” said Lyle. “I had a nice little eagle at 15, which was nice, and had a little chance from 16 from behind the hole. But to finish bogey-bogey is bit sore.”

Lyle said he managed to “keep up” with playing partners Si Woo Kim and amateur star Doug Ghim, but we let down by his iron play on occasion.

“I felt that I’ve been hitting the ball not bad - but I made bogeys with mid irons in my hand.

“But my putting is pretty sharp around the greens, which it has to be round here, as you’re always going to have these kinds of shots to play. But (the score) was down to the odd poor shot.

“The crowds been excellent and I had my own support group. I really started to enjoy it through 15, thinking ‘Here we go’ but it’s a very frustrating finish with bogey-bogey.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
play button
FIRST REVIEW! TITLEIST T-SERIES IRONS!
Titleist
play button
FIRST REVIEW! TITLEIST 620 MB & CB IRONS!
Titleist
play button
EPIC DISTANCE GAINS! (Epic Mission EP 4)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Paul Lawrie savours Scottish Senior Open success
Phil Mickelson gives out DATING advice on Twitter
Glasgow golf club to close on SUNDAY!
Glasgow golf club to build flats to make ‘much-needed’ money
"Screw all y'all" - Bryson DeChambeau hits back at 'haters'

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Get the ball in the air
Watch
play button
Swing your arms more freely
Callaway
play button
Increase the speed of your hands for more distance
Watch
play button
Move the ball further forward in your stance
Watch
See all videos right arrow