2017 Masters: Five Golfers Who Disappointed

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Apr 6, 2017; Augusta, GA, USA; Tyrrell Hatton hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the first round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 5 Tyrrell Hatton

Some slack deserves to be given to the 25-year-old Englishman making his first Masters appearance. It’s been nearly 40 years since a newbie has won, after all. Still, some expectations are bestowed upon you when you’re world No. 15 like Hatton.

Coming off of a scorching streak of 12 straight made cuts that included a win, a runner-up and no worse than a T25, some had Hatton as a dark horse to land England a back-to-back Masters win.

At the least, a made cut seemed reasonable. Alas, Hatton is packing his bags after finishing three shots from DFL at +14.

Unlike Jordan Spieth who is in the top 10 despite a quadruple bogey, Hatton (somewhat) admirably avoided worse than double bogey in the blustery conditions. Instead, Hatton died a slow death with 14 holes above par.

At Friday’s end, Hatton could only lay claim to finishing ahead of first-timers Mackenzie Hughes and Latin American Amateur Champ 19-year-old Toto Gana and 59-year-old Sandy Lyle.

That’s just Terryll-ble. I’ll see myself out.