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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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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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