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.

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“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.”

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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. 

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