England’s Tyrrell Hatton may have a knack for winning Rolex Series events on the European Tour but he has yet to get the job done in the Majors.
Following his fourth Rolex Series victory at last week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship where he carded a flawless closing 66 to overhaul third round leader Rory McIlroy, Hatton noted that he hopes to bring that sort of form to the Majors.
“Everyone in their career, their goal is to win a Major and I’m no different from that. Obviously the Majors last year for me were disappointing, to miss the cut in all three,” said the 29-year-old, who has six European Tour titles and one PGA Tour win on his CV.
In 22 Major starts so far, Hatton’s best performances are T5 in the 2016 Open, T6 in the 2018 US Open and T6 in the 2019 Open. He also has a pair of T10s in the PGA Championship, coming in 2016 and 2018.
“Golf’s a funny game. You’re trying your best every single week and some weeks it sort of works out better than others. So I’m hoping that in 2021 the Majors fall in good weeks for me and I can put in some good performances there,” said Hatton.
The win in Abu Dhabi moved Hatton up to a career-high fifth place on the Official World Golf Ranking and also elevated him to second spot on the European Team standings for this September’s Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in the United States. Hatton has great memories from his Ryder Cup debut in 2018 at Le Golf National in France, where he contributed one point from three matches.
“That [the Ryder Cup] was the best golfing experience of my life to-date. Home fans, that first tee with the grandstand, it was just amazing. I’m sure it will be a very different experience playing away, if I make that team … hopefully I’m there at Whistling Straits,” he said.