Name:Tyrrell Glen Hatton
Born:Oct 14, 1991 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Original/Home Club:Harleyford GC, Marlow, Bucks.
Turned Pro:2011 (+4.3 hcp)
Ryder Cup player (2018, '21). Multiple wins on the European Tour.
The son of golf professional Jeff Hatton, Tyrrell is one of the established stars of the European Tour. After a solid amateur career playing at both county and country level, he turned professional in 2011. With a 10th place finish on the Challenge Tour for the 2013 season, he qualified to play the 2014 season on the full European Tour, recording his first win on the Tour in 2016 on the Old Course, St Andrews. Further significant wins followed in 2017, as well as a move into the Top 20 on the official world golf rankings.
Known for a fiery on-course temperament in his early days on Europe's premier professional tour, Hatton's behaviour seems to have calmed as his success on the tour has grown.
Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (Jan 21-24; first of four European Tour Rolex Series events in 2021). Second-placed Jason Scrivener (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Tyrrell Hatton (Eng). [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
Played as the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (March 5-8). Second-placed Marc Leishman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old Hatton (Eng), who claimed his first PGA Tour win in his 60th start on the Tour. [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
Played as the BMW PGA Championship (Oct 8-11; postponed from Sept 10-13 due to world coronavirus pandemic; third of four Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events in 2020). Second-placed Victor Perez (Fra) finished 4 shots behind Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey]. [Third of a four-tournament UK Swing, introduced in response to scheduling disruption caused by the world coronavirus pandemic; the second of two UK Swings in 2020].
Played as the Turkish Airlines Open (Nov 7-10; sixth of eight European Tour Rolex Series events). In a six-way playoff, Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) beat Matthias Schwab (Aut) with a par at the fourth playoff hole (par-5 18th). Kurt Kitayama (USA) was eliminated at the third playoff hole. Victor Perez (Fra), Benjamin Hebert (Fra) and Erik van Rooyen (RSA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Antalya, Turkey].
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links ChampionsTyrrell hip (Oct 5-8; pro-am event). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Hatton (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds also at: Carnoustie GC and Kingsbarns GC].
Played as the Italian Open (Oct 12-15; fifth of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng) and Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Hatton (Eng), who recorded back-to-back wins on the European Tour. [Milano GC, Villasanta, Monza, nr Milan].
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 6-9). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng) and Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 4 shots behind 24-year-old Tyrell Hatton (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
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