Tyrrell Hatton Profile
|Born||Oct 14, 1991|
|Birthplace||High Wycombe, England|
Known for his fiery temper, Tyrrell Hatton is one of golf's biggest talents and after a brilliant 2020 campaign, he already has a victory to his name in the 2021 season.
At times explosive yet always watchable, there is no denying that Tyrrell Hatton is a huge draw on both sides of the pond.
Hatton has collected three Rolex Series wins on the European Tour and splits his time between the two Major tours.
He enjoyed the best season of his career in 2020, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in October. His latter win catapulted Hatton into the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time.
Hatton won back-to-back Alfred Dunhill Links Championships in 2016 and 2017. He also won successive events on the European Tour in October 2017 as he followed up his Alfred Dunhill win by claiming the Italian Open.
He wears his heart on his sleeve on the course and is renowned for his wildly unpredictable reactions. Hatton admits that he is his own worst critic, and the PGA Tour microphones have captured him laying claim to having made the 'worst golf shot in history' on multiple occasions.
Hatton continuously analyzes and tweaks his swing at his home golf studio when he is not playing on either the European or PGA Tour.
Hatton's first coach was his father Jeff, who admits that he enjoys working on his son's game more than he ever did playing himself.
As a junior, Hatton joined the local golf club in his hometown of Marlow. He won the Harleyford Club Championship four times as an amateur and still holds the course record round.
His short amateur career was largely confined to local and regional competitions.
Shortly after finishing school and aged just 18, Hatton qualified for the 2010 British Open. He shot a first-round 78 and followed this up with a 77, finishing 11-over-par and missing the cut.
Hatton's amateur record didn't prove to be any sort of launching pad to professional success, but his willingness to grind his way to the top and diligent practice would serve him well.
Hatton was prepared to join the PGA EuroPro Tour and the Jamega Pro Golf Tour in 2011 as he tried to earn a place among the game's elite.
His first professional win came at the Jamega Tour event at Woodcote Park and the following year he added the Caversham Heath title. His second Jamega Tour win saw him bank £2,500 to go with a "Winners Flag" award.
Hatton qualified for the Challenge Tour via the PGA EuroPro Tour's 2012 qualifying school, later winning the Your Golf Travel Classic at Bovey Castle and being named Rookie of the Season.
He would qualify for the European Tour in 2014 after finishing 10th on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit in 2013.
Hatton narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2014 British Open, with his world ranking denying him a place in the field at Hoylake.
He broke into the top 50 golfers in the world after his victory at the 2016 Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. Hatton equaled the course record of 62 in the third round and a final round 66 was enough for him to claim his first European Tour title.
After a blowout in the final round at the 2017 British Masters, Hatton's on-course temperament was called into question by the golfing media and some professionals. He appeared unfazed by the criticism though and recovered to defend his Dunhill Links Championship and win the Italian Open.
Hatton won a six-man playoff to claim the 2019 Turkish Open, his second Rolex Series title.
At the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational, Hatton recovered from one of his more amusing outbursts to win the tournament. After hitting his drive into the Bay Hill's 11th hole water hazard, he twice flipped off the pond. He managed to refocus though and rallied to hold off the challenge of Marc Leishman and claim his first PGA Tour victory.
Later in the disrupted 2020 season, Hatton claimed perhaps the biggest win of his career at the BMW PGA Championship.
Hatton started the 2021 European Tour season fantastically by winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Securing the victory by four shots, his 34-foot birdie putt on the 10th, on the final day, was crucial to keep clear of the field as Rory McIlroy was only trailing by two shots.
His time at the Majors
Hatton has put in a number of top performances at Majors without really being in the frame to win any.
Having missed the cut in his previous four British Open starts, the only way was up for Hatton in 2016 as he lined up at Royal Troon. A steady performance saw him card a 4-under 280 for a share of fifth place after four days of play.
His sixth-place finish at the 2018 US Open helped Hatton qualify for the European Ryder Cup team for the first time and he turned out for the victorious side in Paris. Hatton won one of his two four-ball matches, playing alongside Paul Casey. He lost the other and also succumbed in his singles match against Patrick Reed.
Hatton has five top-10 finishes at Majors to his name, with his tie for fifth at the 2016 British Open representing his best performance so far. He missed the cut in all three Majors which took place in 2020.
He came close to winning a World Golf Championship at the WGC-Mexico Championship in 2018 but was left fuming late on Sunday after he was put on the clock while eventual winner and member of his group Phil Mickelson was not. Hatton missed involvement in a playoff by one shot and complained afterwards that Mickelson was slowing down the playing group.
Tyrrell Hatton's personal life
The son of a club professional, Hatton pretty much grew up on the golf course in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
His father set up a coaching business based on the early promise Hatton showed. When Jeff Hatton was made redundant for the third time, he chose to throw everything behind his son, setting up a home golf studio to analyze and work on his game. It was a gamble, but it paid off for both of them; as the son proves himself on tour, so the father proves himself as a coach.
Hatton's long-time girlfriend Emily Braisher now follows him on his travels across Europe and North America and details her experiences in her blog 'Wife on Tour'. The couple are not yet married but are engaged. Braisher enjoys a round of golf herself, and the couple are often spotted playing together.
Tyrrell Hatton's net worth
Hatton's net worth is believed to be somewhere in the region of $10million according to the latest estimates available.
He has won more than €14million (approximately $17million) on the European Tour and just over $9million on the PGA Tour.
Hatton owns a uniquely detailed Lamborghini Huracan wrapped in purple gloss as a nod to the comic book character the Joker.
Among his sponsors, Hatton counts Ping and Titleist as his equipment providers. He is dressed for the course by Adidas and enjoys marketing relationships with NetJets and Audemars Piguet.