Fellow pro Matt Wallace and Tyrrell Hatton have been dubbed “a disgrace.”
Former European Tour pro Gary Evans called Matt Wallace and Tyrell Hatton “a disgrace.”
Following this week’s Cazoo Open at Celtic Manor, Gary Evans, a former European Tour player, called both Matt Wallace and Tyrell Hatton “disgraceful.”
On the 16th hole of his last round, Wallace drew the attention of former pro Evans when a miscued approach shot ended in Wallace throwing his club to the ground.
As a result, Evans was not thrilled with the 31-year-antics old’s and expressed his displeasure on Twitter, even involving six-time European Tour winner Hatton in his argument despite the fact that he was not competing in the event.
“What’s the issue with these guys?” Evans enquired. Wallace and Hatton, in particular, are a disgrace to the profession.”
Wallace is notorious for his outbursts on the golf course, most notably at the 2019 BMW International in Munich, where he was captured on camera assaulting caddie Dave McNeilly on the final hole.
Wallace was one shot back on the 18th hole in his final round, but a hooked tee shot into the water resulted in a bogey, prompting a disagreement with his caddie in the fairway.
As a result, Evans feels Wallace should be held accountable for his acts as a repeat offender.
“This kind of behavior might happen once or twice in a lifetime, but these guys do it on a weekly basis,” he continued. What is the European Tour’s response to this? FA is a sweetheart. Sorry, but everything is incorrect.”
Following his club throw, Wallace made bogey on the 16th, but a par-par finish on his final two holes gave him a final round of 70, giving him a tied-eighth finish on nine-under for the tournament.
Wallace’s performance on the 2010 Ryder Cup course earned him his fourth top-ten result of the season, placing him 42nd in the Race To Dubai after ten events.
Nacho Elvira of Spain won the Cazoo Open for the first time on the European Tour, but there’s no doubt the 34-year-old from Santander earned it the hard way.
Elviria was six shots clear at the top heading into Sunday’s play, but lost his advantage after shooting a scratchy, level-par 71, allowing South African Justin Harding to force a play-off. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”