12 October 2020 02:30
Tyrrell Hatton's mother sent him an old picture yesterday morning. It showed her five-year-old son with a flickering dream as he made his first trip to Wentworth. The older version said the nerves and nostalgia made him more anxious than when making his debut at the Ryder Cup, but it did not show as he got inside the ropes and won the BMW PGA Championship. His round of 67 took him to 19 under par and a four-stroke win over Victor Perez, of France, and a loaded field. It underscores his burgeoning reputation.
Winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, Florida, in March was significant in satisfying one-eyed American golf watchers but this may have mattered more given he lives 20 miles away in