Tyrrell Hatton (74) outlasts the sector to win Arnold Palmer Invitational
ORLANDO, Fla. – With a Sunday 74 and 7 straight pars to shut the ultimate spherical, Tyrrell Hatton outlasted the sector to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one over Marc Leishman. Here is how Hatton got here out on high at Bay Hill:
Leaderboard: Tyrrell Hatton (-4), Marc Leishman (-3), Sungjae Im (-2), Bryson DeChambeau (-1), Keith Mitchell (E), Joel Dahmen (E), Danny Lee (E), Rory McIlroy (E)
The way it occurred: Up two to begin the ultimate spherical, Hatton performed his first 10 holes in even par and was three clear when he pulled driver on the par-4 11th and located the water en path to double bogey.
Up across the inexperienced, the temperamental Englishman was seen slamming his membership, pretending to fireplace a shotgun and making an obscene gesture within the course of the hazard.
He nonetheless settled down sufficient to par his manner into the clubhouse, closing out a final-round 74 and edging his enjoying associate Leishman by a stroke with a two-putt par on the final.
What it means: A four-time champion on the European Tour, that is Hatton’s first PGA Tour victory and his first win in america. A member of the victorious European Ryder Cup at Le Golf Nationwide in 2018, Hatton was already in inside the highest 5 on the world factors record and now seems to be a lock to as soon as once more signify Europe at Whistling Straits this fall. Given the API’s elevated standing, Hatton is now the beneficiary of a three-year PGA Tour exemption, locking up membership by the 2022-23 season.
Better of the remainder: Leishman (73) pulled inside one in all Hatton with birdie at 16 and almost tied for the lead with a 35-foot birdie bid at 17. However the 2017 API winner left his strategy into the 72nd gap 70 ft left of the back-right pin, settling for second. Individually, Im, vying for his second win in as many weeks, pulled right into a tie for the lead at Four underneath when he birdied the par-5 12th as Hatton was making a multitude of 11. However one gap later, his strategy to the par-4 13th would come up quick within the water. A double there and one other bogey at 15 successfully ended his probabilities. When an eagle bid at 16 would not go down, he completed birdie-par-par to signal for a 73 of his personal and get in the home at 2 underneath.
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Largest disappointment: Rory McIlroy’s top-5 streak has been prolonged to seven. Two again to begin the day, the world No. 1 by no means contended, getting off to a disastrous begin with a front-nine 40 that included a two doubles. He got here house in even par to shoot a final-round 76 and tie for fifth at even par.
Spherical of the day: Matthew Fitzpatrick was the one participant to interrupt 70 over the weekend, ending off a 3-under 69 whereas the leaders have been nonetheless on the entrance 9. He was truly a bogey-free 5 underneath by 16 earlier than discovering the water on the par-3 17th and strolling off with double. Nonetheless, a par on the house gap was adequate to advance him right into a tie for ninth at 1 over par.
Open Qualifying Collection: Lee, Dahmen and Mitchell are headed to Royal St. George’s by way of their respective finishes at Bay Hill. They have been the highest three gamers inside the highest 10 who weren’t already certified for the 12 months’s last main. Sung Kang regarded as if he was going to take the third and last cease away from Mitchell by way of tiebreaker however closed with back-to-back bogeys to complete 1 over for the week.