Tyrell Hatton’s putter made to look tiny by Britain’s tallest man

Tyrell Hatton played alongside Britain’s tallest man, Paul Sturgess, in Wednesday’s pro-am before the British Masters.

And the pair had a bit of fun as they swapped putters to take each other on by attempting to hole out from six foot.

World No 29 Hatton, who stands at 5ft 9in, was first up with the putter of Sturgess, who is 7ft 7in, which came up to well above his waist.

Hatton managed to hole the putt though, with Sturgess next up as he stooped low to grab the professional’s seemingly tiny putter.

Sturgess, whose handicap is eight, confidently drained his putt as well so it was honours even at Close House.

Meanwhile, Hatton was clearly buoyed by his round with Sturgess as he fired a seven-under 63 on Thursday to take a share of the lead after the first round of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports.