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Dunhill déjà vu as Hatton defends title in style

in Sport · 12-10-2017 15:00:00 · 0 Comments

Tyrrell Hatton wrote his name into the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship history books after the Englishman became the first player to successfully defend the title, closing out a three-shot victory at the famous Old Course at St Andrews.

Dunhill déjà vu as Hatton defends title in style

The 25-year-old, playing alongside his amateur partner, Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan, entered the final round with a five-stroke advantage and he came out on the final day with all guns blazing as he embarked on a run of four consecutive birdies from the second hole to widen the gap to seven. Despite a concerted effort from fellow Englishman Ross Fisher, who carded 11 birdies in a blistering 61 - breaking the course record at the famous Home of Golf - to get to 21 under par, Hatton held on to join Ireland’s Padraig Harrington as the only other multiple winner of the unique pro-am
tournament.
Victor Dubuisson of France was ten under par through 15 holes and - much like Fisher at one point - on course to card the first ever 59 on the European Tour, before dropping a shot on the 16th. He eventually signed for a 63 to finish in third place on 17 under par. His countryman, Grégory Bourdy, was one shot further back alongside England’s Robert Rock and Marc Warren of Scotland.

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Edition 1453
09 December 2017
Edition: 1453

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