BMW PGA Championship: Hatton finishes in style to seal dream victory

By Russell Greaves 12 October 2020 21
BMW PGA Championship: Hatton finishes in style to seal dream victory

Tyrrell Hatton produced a nerveless final-round 67 to fulfil a childhood dream as he sealed victory by four shots at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.

The Englishman, who finished on 19 under, took a three-stroke lead into the last day at Wentworth, a course he visited as a fan when he was just five years old.

Victor Perez and Joachim Hansen had been his closest rivals overnight, but neither could keep pace with Hatton, who made a birdie at the 18th for the fourth day running.

Perez had a 68 to take second and Hansen shot a level-par 72 to end up eight shots off the pace.

"It's unbelievable," Hatton said. "This was a goal of mine, to win this tournament in my career.

"Part of me is sad that I didn't get to experience the crowds and stuff with the grandstands, but it's just amazing to win this trophy."

Reigning Open champion Shane Lowry ended well back on nine under after fading badly over the weekend, following his 74 on Saturday with a closing 73.

American Patrick Reed, the highest ranked player in the field, finished in a tie for third after the world number nine signed for a third consecutive 68 to sit five shots back.

He had England's Andy Sullivan for company, with another home hope rounding out the top five after Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter got to 13 under.

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