Tyrrell Hatton seals second place on the Gamers Championship and £2.2m after a record-breaking again 9 because the Englishman continues to construct speedy momentum forward of the Masters… as Scottie Scheffler cruises to victory and again to world No 1
- Tyrrell Hatton pulls off a file breaking again 9 on the Gamers Championship
- The Englishman sealed second place and with it a payout of £2.2million
- Hatton additionally clocked-up some priceless Ryder Cup factors together with his efficiency
Outward shows of pleasure are sometimes conspicuous by their absence within the labours of Tyrrell Hatton, however a record-breaking again 9 on the Gamers Championship appeared to do the trick. He even managed a smile.
By no means earlier than had anybody navigated that stretch of Sawgrass in 29 strokes on the ultimate day of this unofficial fifth main, however in doing so the Englishman fired his means into the clubhouse lead on 12-under par with an excellent 65.
That wasn’t sufficient for the win, given the Scottie Scheffler prepare motored to 17 beneath by the tip of his final spherical.
However in ending with 5 straight birdies Hatton sealed second, incomes himself £2.2million and a few priceless Ryder Cup factors.
So not fairly a full heist, however Hatton’s momentum is constructing quickly forward of the Masters.
Tyrrell Hatton celebrates his record-breaking again 9 on the Gamers Championship
Hatton completed second within the Championship and earned some priceless Ryder Cup factors
Hatton, whose earlier three outings on the PGA Tour embody two finishes within the prime six, mentioned: ‘It was a fairly mad two-and-a-half hours in the long run. I am actually proud of the way it’s performed out. It sounds horrible to say one thing optimistic, I assume, nevertheless it’s one among my favorite golf programs.’
That was greatest illustrated on the brutal closing gap, the place on the again of 4 birdies from the 14th he was in dire bother within the pinestraw, means out to the proper in a cluster of bushes.
With 201 yards to the flag, he took purpose on the lake and performed a devilish fade to only 11ft. The putt dropped and Hatton was on target to beat the most important cheque of his profession by within the area of £1m.
He added: ‘Contemplating the place I used to be initially of the again 9 — most likely tied thirty fourth or one thing like that — for those who had mentioned that you’d end second within the event or tied second, I believe you’ll take that.’
With Rory McIlroy lacking the minimize and Jon Rahm withdrawing with sickness, Scheffler has re-established himself as world No 1.
The American, the Masters champion, recorded his sixth win in 13 months after following a bogey on the third gap with 5 consecutive birdies from the eighth.
Justin Rose made a late cost to 10 beneath earlier than dropping a few strokes after firing into the water on the seventeenth gap. He completed eight beneath.