Tyrrell Hatton

Published on   2023-04-24 by Kai

Tyrrell Glen Hatton (born October 14, 1991) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and the PGA Tour. He has won six times on the European Tour, including four times at the Rolex Series. He also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour in 2020. Hatton played on the winning 2018 Ryder Cup team.

Before joining the Challenge Tour in 2012, Hatton played primarily on the PGA EuroPro Tour and the Jamega Pro Golf Tour, winning two events on each of those tours. His first win as a professional came at Woodcote Park Golf Club on the Jamega Tour, which was followed by his next victory on the Jamega Tour at Caversham Heath.

Rookie of the Year in 2012

Hatton was medalist at the PGA EuroPro Tour's 2012 Qualifying School at Frilford Heath Golf Club, which he followed up with a second win later that season at the Your Golf Travel Classic at Bovey Castle. He was Rookie of the Year in the same season.

In 2012 and 2013, Hatton played on the Challenge Tour. His best finishes were two T-2s at the Kazakhstan Open and the Foshan Open in 2013. He finished 10th in the 2013 Challenge Tour Rankings, qualifying for the 2014 European Tour.

2nd place at Joburg Open 2014

In his first season on the European Tour, Hatton finished 2nd at the 2014 Joburg Open, a qualifying tournament for the 2014 Open Championship at Hoylake; as qualification was decided by the official world rankings, Hatton missed out as the lowest ranked player.

Later in the year, he finished fourth in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, the final tournament in the qualifying series, securing a spot in the "Open field."

First victory on the European Tour

On Oct. 9, 2016, Hatton secured his first win on the European Tour when he took the title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews. He finished the tournament on 23 under par, four shots ahead of South African Richard Sterne and Englishman Ross Fisher.

Hatton shot six-under 66 in the final round after setting the record for the Old Course at St. Andrews with a 62 in the third round. The victory moved him from 53rd place into the top 35 in the official world rankings.

"Nobody is perfect"

After a debilitating summer in 2017, Hatton was back in contention at the British Masters, but finished 8th after a disappointing weekend. His temperament on the course was questioned, and veteran European Tour pro Gary Evans, who was not pleased with Hatton's behavior, urged him to "grow up." Hatton responded a week later in successfully defending his Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title by saying, "Nobody's perfect."

The following week, Hatton also won the Italian Open. At the Masters, he crashed on the golf course and suffered a wrist injury that required surgery in 2020.

First Ryder Cup appearance in 2018

In September 2018, Hatton qualified for the European team that participated in the 2018 Ryder Cup. In November 2019, Hatton won the Turkish Airlines Open. Hatton finished the tournament at 20-under par and then won a six-man playoff to win the title and $2 million in prize money.

In March 2020, Hatton won the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke over Marc Leishman to earn his first PGA Tour victory. In October, Hatton won the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. He became the second player to win three Rolex Series events, and the victory moved him into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time.

Fourth Rolex Series victory

In 2021, Hatton returned to winning ways with a victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It was his fourth Rolex Series victory.

In September 2021, Hatton played for the European team in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. The U.S. team won 19-9 and Hatton went 1-2-1, losing his singles match Sunday to Justin Thomas.

[Source: wikipedia.org]

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