Tyrrell Hatton claimed a sixth European Tour title and a fourth Rolex Series victory when he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday.
The Englishman started the final round a stroke behind overnight-leader Rory McIlroy, making for an exciting conclusion to the event.
Hatton immediately hit his stride, making three birdies on the front nine as the battle with McIlroy became neck and neck.
McIlroy, though, began to drop a couple of shots and wasn’t fully able to recover from them as the pair came home, presenting Hatton with the opportunity to break away.
He did just that with three more birdies on the back nine and when McIlroy bogeyed the 16th hole, the win was all but secured for Hatton.
A bogey-free six-under-par 66 was more than enough for Hatton to come out on top with a winning score of 18 under par.
It gave him a four-shot triumph ahead of Australia’s Jason Scrivener, who secured second place in the end, while McIlroy finished a further stroke back with his final-round 72.
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George Coetzee signed off as the best-placed South African for the week with his 11th place finish on nine under. Christiaan Bezuidenhout settled for a share of 12th position on eight under par.