Tennis great Andy Murray endures "horrible" round at Wentworth

Andy Murray

With three grand slams, a Davis Cup and a stint as world No.1 to his credit, tennis star Andy Murray can stake a strong claim to being Scotland’s greatest-ever sportsman. 

However, not even he gets it all his own way when he’s playing the game Scotland created. 

Ahead of his comeback from potentially career-saving hip surgery in the doubles at Queen’s Club next week, the 32-year-old revealed how a round at Wentworth last week proved his sporting prowess doesn’t necessarily extend from his tennis racquet to his golf clubs.

• Is this guy America's answer to Eddie Pepperell?

• Uh oh! Is Tiger nursing another injury?

“I played the club championships [at Wentworth] with my brother on Saturday, which went horribly,” Murray told The Telegraph. “Me and Jamie scored 101 each which was not pleasant. It all got away from me quickly.”

• Record prize money up for grabs at US Open

• "Terrifying" - Eye-witness on US Open cart crash

Compounding matters? A hat-trick of hosel rockets on his opening hole of the round.

“I hadn't shanked a ball for the last 12 or 13 rounds I had played and I had three on the first hole. I was so nervous.”

Proof that even the best sportsmen struggle to get to grips with golf. 

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
BUDDIES TRIP | Does Adare Manor live up to the hype?
Adare Manor
play button
£519 DRIVER vs £150 DRIVER | What's the difference?
play button
FINDING THE PERFECT IRON | Callaway Apex custom fitting
play button
Arran Golf Marathon
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Ian Poulter: Inside the mind of The Postman
12 big names who have NEVER played in the Ryder Cup
QUIZ - Name every European to have played in the Ryder Cup - EVER!
Ryder Cup legend Tony Jacklin details secret cancer battle
Do great Ryder Cup players make great Ryder Cup captains?

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
How a stronger golf grip can help you
play button
Releasing the clubhead
play button
Denis Pugh’s ball striking tips
play button
The correct posture and alignment
See all videos right arrow