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Hatton bags first LIV Golf title – Golf News

By admin Jun25,2024

Tyrrell Hatton secured his first win since 2020 when surging to a six-shot victory at the LIV Golf League’s latest event.

Hatton romped to victory on Sunday at LIV Golf Nashville in Tennessee, shooting a final-round 65 at The Grove for a six-shot win over fellow Englishman Sam Horsfield.

Hatton’s win ended a drought that stretched back to the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March 2022 that had the 32-year-old wondering if he’d ever return to the winner’s circle.

“Having not won for 31/2 years, you wonder if you’d be able to do it again,” said Hatton, who joined LIV Golf at the end of January. “It’s a pretty special feeling to win again. A three-shot lead isn’t the easiest thing to go out and play with because you know guys are going to be trying to chase you,” said Hatton, whose par save on the 13th hole was the final key moment. I got off to a nice start and that settled me down.”

Tyrrell Hatton acknowledges the crowd after winning LIV Golf Nashville by six shots  (Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf)

Hatton’s Legion XIII captain, Jon Rahm, had no doubt of Hatton’s ability upon bringing him to LIV Golf as his top running mate on his new expansion team. As it turned out, Hatton beat Rahm to the team’s first individual title.

“For all those out there who don’t know how good Tyrrell Hatton is, this is sure proof,” said Rahm, who finished in a four-way tie for third. “I think today just shows how good he can be. Obviously, it’s never easy to win, and to win by six in three rounds is quite impressive.”

Legion XIII won the team event thanks to Hatton’s win and team captain Jon Rahm taking third

The team battle was a bit more competitive, even though Legion XIII broke out to a 10-stroke advantage in the early stages. At one point, their lead was whittled to inside four strokes, which with all scores counting, can disappear fast.

But with all four Legion players shooting under par, they never really opened the door for any chasers. The closest competition was for the other two podium spots, with Bryson DeChambeau’s Crushers GC taking second while Torque edged out Majesticks GC for third.

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