Tyrrell Hatton’s poor run of form continued when he missed his third successive cut at the Irish Open.

Hatton missed the cut by five shots at Portstewart Golf Club, following recent iffy performances at the French Open and the US Open.

After a bright start to 2017, which included a three-month sojourn in the USA on the PGA Tour, Hatton’s current run is a cause for concern with The Open at Royal Birkdale beginning in two weeks time.

This week, the 25-year-old will attempt to revive good memories of last year when he contests the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire.

Last year, Hatton came runner-up, losing by one shot to Alex Noren at Castle Stuart in Inverness.

That second-placed finish culminated in a superb run that also gave the Harleyford professional at first career win at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October.

Hatton will hope the same happens again this year.