Hatton Wins at the King's House PDF Print E-mail


Tyrrell Hatton celebrates in his new red cardigan after winning at Bayhill

Orlando, FL - Tyrrell Hatton outlasted an impressive field in stage two

of the windy Florida Swing to capture his first PGA Tour victory.  The

King's house played as tough as it has in recent memory, Arnie would

have appreciated the U.S Open that broke out on his layout this week.


The 28 year old Englishman was one of only four players to break par

for the week, finishing at 4 under par after a final round 74. Four inch

rough, baked out greens and constant 20+ mph wind gusts made the

field look silly at times. So much so, that World No.3 Brooks Koepka

shot the highest score of his career - 81 on Saturday. Looking to gain

momentum after 36 holes, he moved out of contention completely.


Ecstatic after tapping in for his maiden triumph on U.S soil (by one

stroke over 2017 API Champion Marc Leishman), Hatton said, "To hold

on and win here at such an iconic venue, I'm over the moon."


Last week's Honda Classic winner Sungjae Im finished two shots back

after a 73 on Sunday. World No.1 Rory McIlroy was just two shots back

after 54 holes, but struggled to a final round 76, finishing at even par.


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