Tyrrell Hatton wins Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as Rory McIlroy misses out
Tyrrell Hatton produced a dazzling last round to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Champion as Rory McIlroy lost out on the title when again.
Hatton carded a closing 66 to end up 18 under par and protect a 6th European Trip title and 4th in the profitable Rolex Series, a success which will go a long method towards protecting a 2nd Ryder Cup look in September.
Australia’s Jason Scrivener taped an eagle and 5 birdies in a back 9 of 29 to declare 2nd put on 14 under, with McIlroy a shot even more back following a frustrating 72.
McIlroy took a one-shot benefit into the last round and doubled his lead thanks to birdies on the 2nd and 3rd, however three-putted the 4th and likewise dropped a shot on the par-five 8th following a bad drive.
Playing partner Hatton matched McIlroy’s birdie on the 2nd and likewise got shots on the seventh and ninth to reach the turn with a two-shot lead.
McIlroy looked specific to close the space when he discovered the par-five 10th in 2, inches closer to the hole than Hatton remained in 3, however Hatton holed from 35 feet for a not likely birdie and McIlroy two-putted for his.
A bogey on the 11th dropped McIlroy even more off the speed and Hatton made sure of triumph with birdies on the 13th and 16th.
McIlroy now has 4 second-place surfaces, 4 thirds and a 5th in his last 10 starts in Abu Dhabi, however will be dissatisfied at stopping working to declare his very first win considering that November 2019, specifically after beginning with an outstanding 64.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.