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European Tour Gets Stars To Play Left-Handed, With Mixed Results

European Tour Gets Stars To Play Left-Handed, With Mixed Results

Up until the start of 2017, the PGA Tour used to run ad campaigns around some of their stars. They simply titled the series as "These Guys Are Good".

The European Tour are beginning to show how good their stars are too. So much so, some players look like they can play as good left-handed as they can with their right.

Ahead of the Scottish Open, the European Tour challenged some of their players to play the 120-yard 11th hole at the Dundonald Links with a left-handed club.

While some players understandably messed up their tee-shots, others would have been proud of their efforts had they taken the shot with their regular clubs.

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Ryder Cup players Matthew Fitzpatrick, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter and Patrick Reed all struggled with the shot, but the likes of Padraig Harrington, Tyrell Hatton and former Irish Open Brett Rumford all impressed.

The excitement of Harrington when he realised his shot was on-line with the flag was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the video. With three majors to his name, the Dubliner still clearly gets very excited by the game.

It was left to the reigning Open champion Henrik Stenson to get closest to the pin. The right-hander, playing left-handed still landed his ball two feet from the hole.

The European Tour claim that 99.3% of their golfers are right-handed. It seems like it doesn't matter what way they play. These guys are very, very good.

Daniel Kelly

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