The regular Marlow lad is living the dream on tour.
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The New Kids on the Block
Tyrrell Hatton has barely turned 24. He has won as near as dammit €1million on each of his first two years on the European Tour and is only going to get better!
Makes you sick doesn’t it?!
Tyrrell is part of an exciting crop of uber-talented young English players threatening to be real stars on the biggest stage.
Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood and Eddie Pepperell add to a generation of lads, all born in the 90’s, treading similar paths and with similar dreams.
“Tommy has won on tour, Matt has just won the British Masters for his first win, so they have kind of proved themselves a bit there.
“I mean Tommy has done well on the European Tour for the last couple of years anyway, so now it is just a case of me and Eddie getting our first wins. Hopefully they’re not too far away.”
Speak to anybody who knows their onions and it won’t be long before both Tyrrell and Eddie are champions, their games are just way too good not to.
Floating at around the 100 mark in the world rankings the lad from Harleyford Golf Club has also had a taster in a few majors.
In fact incredibly he has made four appearances at The Open, although he missed the cut each time, before finishing T25 at the USPGA at Whistling Straits last year which was a relief.
“Obviously The Open is fantastic but I don’t really enjoy St Andrews if I’m honest! It is just a course that I have never done well around… it’s a lot easier to play it on Tiger Woods than it is on an Open Thursday or an Alfred Dunhill!
“Whistling Straits was a weight off my shoulders really. Well it wasn’t too difficult to beat my other performances in majors… I hadn’t been playing the weekends!
“I was just really looking forward to my first event in the states and really enjoyed the whole week with the golf course and the crowds especially. Hopefully I can start playing a bit better and get out there a bit more!”
A bit of chat...
It’s not all been rosy for young Tyrrell though who has copped a bit of stick along the way for his attitude on course, although this has rather notably been from the old guard Sky Sports commentators!
“Haha, the trick is just learning when the cameras are on to be honest! You get the hang of that after a couple of years.
“Nah, It is something I definitely needed to get better at. Naturally I am quite impatient as a person so it is quite hard for me to get to a point where I am being patient.
“Whether that is not worrying too much at the start of the week, maybe when I’m not holing putts, to just letting it happen, rather than getting frustrated with it.
“I think I’ve got better though… Well I think I had to really, I didn’t have a choice! It has always been one thing that I have needed to improve on. Little steps at a time!”
Tyrrell hasn’t yet won but has been in position a couple of times without really doing anything wrong. He has come close at the Scottish Open, at Cran-sur-Sierre as well as in Johannesburg with someone else just sinking the odd putt.
“I’ve been pretty close a few times. Just need to be patient and wait for it all to click one week really. Whether that be holing a few more putts on the final day or getting a good bounce when you need it?
“I feel like I’m pretty close, I mean all of my good results seem to have been in big tournaments so hopefully a win isn’t too far away?
“Getting inside the Top 50 is the big goal of mine. To get there I need to win, probably a couple of times.”
And there is no reason why that won’t happen sooner rather than later. Watch the kid and he gets hot, like six birdies on a nine hot.
With that kind of game, the confidence that comes from feeling at home on tour and knowing the courses and it looks like the journey for Tyrrell is going to be a good one!
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