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
DRIVING TIPS FROM A TOUR PRO | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
WATCH: A round of golf with Justin Thomas
Watch
play button
CAN A CLUB GOLFER COMPETE WITH A TOUR PRO?
David Law
play button
HOW TO WARM UP FOR A ROUND OF GOLF LIKE A TOUR PRO
David Law
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Rickie Fowler provides Tiger Woods rehab update
Scott Herald triumphs on Get Back To Golf Tour
Rickie Fowler aims dig at Bryson DeChambeau
Here’s why Dustin Johnson has a new caddie this week
Scots golfer matches Lee Westwood’s Kingsbarns record

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Open up your left foot to get through the ball
Watch
play button
Why you need to address the ball with a square clubface
Watch
play button
Releasing the clubhead
Watch
play button
Don’t shift your weight off the ball
Watch
See all videos right arrow