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Under normal circumstances, a noisy distraction coming from the other side of the ropes would cause Tyrrell Hatton to lose his cool.

But these weren’t normal circumstances.

Playing in the second round of the Italian Open at Olgiata Golf Club today, the Englishman was about to hit his approach to the second – his 11th – when the noise of a portaloo door being shut caused him to back off mid-swing.

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The guilty party? Hatton’s fiancée, Emily.

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Fortunately for all concerned, the distraction didn’t have any particular consequences. Hatton parred the hole en route to a two-under 69 that left him well placed for a weekend charge.  

Hatton and Braisher were engaged last Christmas.


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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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