Tyrrell Hatton gets a lot of stick for his temperament on the golf course but this clearly helps bring the best out of his game which is proven from him winning the latest PGA Tour event as well as four European Tour victories. It’s a fact that he’s not the only man in golf that gets angry! 

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Legendary coach, Pete Cowen, is self-admittedly bad tempered too and was even worse when he was a European Tour player in the 1970s and ‘80s. He shares a story exclusively about an incident that is funny now but shows how exasperated he used to get out on the course.

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“I drove my father to a tournament when I was in my early twenties but he wasn’t very well and I sat him by the 18th,” says the Yorkshireman. “It was a one-round event and I said: “get yourself a drink and something to eat and you’ll see me coming up the 18th, then we will leave.”

“Then of course, I played so poorly that I walked straight from the 18th, opened the boot, threw the clubs in the car and drove off. When I got home about an hour and a half later, my mother asked: “Where’s your dad?” (Cowen laughs)

“I had to drive back and find him and he was sat there but he was alright. He asked: “Where have you been son?” I told him I’d been practicing!”

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