Tyrrell Hatton may have grabbed the headlines for recent comments made during the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship last week, saying he would like to ‘blast’ the 18th hole at Yas Links… However, at Sylnc .io Dubai Desert Classic, the Englishman was showing his funniest side as an interaction with a camera caused Sky Sports commentators to burst into laughter.
After finding the green safely on the par 3 11, Hatton was filmed walking to the hole with his putter in hand. Being recorded by the camera, Hatton decided to have fun with it, commenting and freezing to prevent the panning shot from following him.
You can watch the video below.
Dubai Desert Classic leader @TyrrellHatton loves cameras! 😂 pic.twitter.com/zFU83AGkrpJanuary 29, 2022
The multiple-time DP World Tour winner is in search of his fifth Rolex Series event title in Dubai and, after four birdies and a bogey, the Englishman found himself top of the standings as he entered the back nine the third day.
Obviously in good spirits as he left the 11th tee, Hatton was recorded saying “I’m just avoiding the camera, no eye contact, is that going to make it more awkward…” as he he regularly tried to look into the distance. The Englishman couldn’t help himself, turning towards the goal and smiling cheekily before coming to a halt in a statue-like state.
The actions had the Sky Sports team roaring with laughter in the commentary box, with Hatton going two putts for a par at par-3.
You can’t deny that Hatton is one of the best characters in the game, with the Englishman regularly reveling in his nickname ‘Terrible Tyrrell’.