One of the players moving the fastest up the World Rankings is 25-year old Tyrrell Hatton, now sitting at No.17 and about to head to Augusta to make his debut in the Masters. And if fellow Englishman Danny Willett can turn the form book on its head to capture an unexpected Green Jacket, who is to say that Hatton cannot do the same?
Hatton made his PGA Tour debut a month ago with a 4th place finish at the Honda Classic and also posted a top 10 in the WGC event in Mexico City. He will be playing at Bay Hill this week and then heads to Texas for the WGC matchplay event.
Tyrrell spent two years on the European Challenge Tour earning a promotion to the main tour by finishing 10th on the Challenge rankings in 2013. After having five top 10 finishes in both 2014 and 2015, ending 36th and 27th on the money list respectively, he really burst on to the scene in 2016.
He finished 5th at the Irish Open, 7th at BMW PGA, 2nd in the Scottish Open, 5th at the Open and then 10th at USPGA(above). The long-expected first win on tour came at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship that included equalling the course record at St.Andrews with a 62 in the third round. He ended the year by finishing 2nd at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
2017 saw a great start to his European campaign with a 13th place in Abu Dhabi and then 3rd at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic before he headed across the Atlantic to become part of the growing group of excellent young European players trying to make their name on the world golfing stage.
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Tyrrell started playing golf aged three at a local par three course, where he was once awarded a mini green jacket for winning a children’s competition. He represented England as an amateur and reached the semi-final of the English Amateur Championship in 2011 before being knocked out by eventual winner Steven Brown.