Tyrell Hatton Captures the Italian Open

Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell Hatton won on the European Tour for the second week in a row. The 26-year old star followed up last week’s dramatic win at the Dunhill Links Championship by capturing the Italian Open with a birdie on the 72nd hole.

The Englishman arrived at the 18th hole on Sunday tied with clubhouse leaders Ross Fisher and Kiradech Aphibarnrat at 20-under. But after Hatton drained a 15-foot bender for birdie he was at 21 under and holding the champion’s trophy for the second straight week.

Hatton’s 6-under 65 included five birdies over the final seven holes.

“I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” said Hatton, who is now ranked 17th in the world. ‘My caddie (Jonathan Bell) told me it would happen for me if I stayed patient but I can’t believe I’ve won again. It was amazing to see that last putt drop. My hands were shaking, my knees were shaking but they’re the feelings you want to have. Now I just want to soak it all in.”

Fisher, who posted a low-round 63, finished tied for second with Thailand’s Aphibarnrat (65).

Matt Wallace (69) and Marcus Fraser (65) rounded out the top 5 at Milano Golf Club.


THE TROPHY PIC


FINAL TOP 10

1 Tyrrell Hatton -21
T2 Kiradech Aphibarnrat -20
T2 Ross Fisher -20
4 Matt Wallace -19
5 Marcus Fraser -18
T6 Francesco Molinari -17
T6 George Coetzee -17
T6 David Horsey -17
T6 Tommy Fleetwood -17
T10 Michael Lorenzo-Vera -16
T10 Miguel Jimenez -16
T10 Eddie Pepperell -16
T10 Marc Warren -16
T10 Nino Bertasio -16


VIDEO: HATTON’S WINNING PUTT

?Back-to-back ? A 72nd hole birdie and a second consecutive win for @TyrrellHatton.⠀ #ItalianOpen #RolexSeries

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QUOTABLE: TYRELL HATTON

“It’s amazing to win one but to win back-to-back and defend in two weeks is unbelievable.”


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