Tyrrell Hatton Wins Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Hatton finished the week four clear at 18 under par to win his fourth Rolex Series event

Tyrrell Hatton Wins Abu Dhabi
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Hatton finished the week four clear at 18 under par to win his fourth Rolex Series event

Tyrrell Hatton Wins Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Tyrrell Hatton outclassed Rory McIlroy in the final group to win his sixth European Tour title in Abu Dhabi.

The Englishman shot a bogey-free 66 (-6) to finish four ahead of second-placed Jason Scrivener and five ahead of McIlroy in third.

Hatton now has six European Tour wins, including four Rolex Series victories, as well as his Arnold Palmer Invitational triumph on the PGA Tour last year.

He began the day one behind Rory McIlroy and was two behind after three holes before McIlroy dropped shots at the 4th and 8th holes.

Hatton birdied the 2nd and 7th before two huge birdie putts found the bottom of the cup at the 9th and 10th.

Watch Hatton's birdie on 10:

McIlroy dropped further shots at the 11th and 16th, with Hatton pulling well clear with birdies at the 13th and 16th.

Hatton's 66 was the round of the day in windy conditions at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

The 29-year-old looks likely to rise up to a new career-high world ranking of somewhere between 5-7 after his fourth win in his last 20 starts.

He wins over $1.3m, taking his European Tour earnings close to $19m.

This week also marked the resumption of Europe's Ryder Cup points and Hatton looks set to be one of Team Europe's star names at Whistling Straits in September.

"Surreal to be honest. Even there knocking the putt in on 18th it doesn't seem like I've won the tournament," he told Sky Sports' Tim Barter after holing the winning putt.

"It's amazing, I've always loved starting my season here in Abu Dhabi.

"The big moment for me was the putt on 10, that was going 8ft putt and it hit the hole. That was huge.

"There's so much that can happen in golf and obviously the last few holes are playing pretty tough.

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"Happy that I managed to get over the line in the end.

"It's massive, Ryder Cup points started again and that's a huge goal for me this year to make that team.

"I'm absolutely delighted that i've managed to pick up a load of points this week."

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV