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Tyrrell Hatton says Ryder Cup teammate Jon Rahm is cursing all wrong

September 27, 2023

Andrew Redington

Team Europe is counting on Tyrrell Hatton to be one of its leaders at this week's Ryder Cup. But the 31-year-old Brit said he's a clear No. 1 on his squad when it comes to one thing: cursing.

Hatton is known to get, um, animated on the golf course—especially golf courses he doesn't like, of which there are many. But he was asked who would win a "swear-off" between himself and fellow fiery golfer Jon Rahm and it led to this hilarious exchange:

Q. Who would win in a square-off between you and Jon? Whose got the best expletives?

TYRRELL HATTON: I don't understand why Jon doesn't swear in Spanish. Why does he swear in English? I don't get it. He would probably get away with it if he just swore in Spanish. Maybe the English language has a bit more punch to it with certain words.

Q. Do you know any Spanish swear words?

TYRRELL HATTON: I think I'd do a pretty poor -- I'd give it a pretty poor attempt. I wouldn't want to embarrass myself or to, yeah, just upset Jon, I guess, in front of him. I think I would probably win in a swear-off. I've got everyone covered when it comes to that (laughter).

Q. An extensive repertoire?

TYRRELL HATTON: Yeah. Just any time of day, anywhere.

Q. No holding back?

TYRRELL HATTON: No holding back.

Q. Any circumstance?

TYRRELL HATTON: Doesn't matter what we're doing. I'm swearing. F*** off (room erupts in roaring laughter).

STEVE TODD: On that note, thanks for joining us, Tyrrell.

TYRRELL HATTON: Have a wonderful day.

Amazing. And the video is even better:

That's just fantastic stuff right there. And he makes a good point about Rahm considering the PGA Tour hands out fines for swearing. The Spaniard could be saving himself money by switching to his first language! Maybe he will going forward thanks to Tyrrell. Hey, that's what friends—and teammates—are for.