Tyrrell Hatton kept his cool on Sunday to claim a narrow one-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, writes ANDRE HUISAMEN.
In what proved to be yet another difficult for scoring, the Englishman came home with a winning score of 4 under par, a single stroke ahead of Australia’s Marc Leishman.
It was the 28-year-old’s first win on the PGA Tour after he moved to the top of the leaderboard midway through the championship.
Hatton started his final round on the back foot, though, making bogeys on the first and fifth holes before back-to-back birdies on the 7th and 8th brought him back to even par for the day.
A nasty double bogey on the 11th hole put him two back again but he did well to see out the remaining holes with pars to finish with a round of 2 over par 74.
South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout started the fourth round three strokes behind Hatton but slumped into the clubhouse with a 79. The 25-year-old had a nightmare day out on the course to conclude his week in T18.
Dylan Frittelli also found it difficult out on the course to close with a final round 75 to finish alongside Bezuidenhout on 4 over par.
What’s better than winning?
Winning in front of your friends.
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