BMW PGA Championship R4

Home hero Hatton claims dream Wentworth win

October 08-11
Wentworth Club, Surrey, England
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


BMW PGA 2020 R4 - Home hero Hatton claims dream Wentworth win
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Tyrrell Hatton claimed his third Rolex Series title at the BMW PGA Championship, batting off the formidable challenge of Frenchman Victor Perez to earn a dream victory at his home event.


“It’s very special to be standing here holding this. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid to play the tournament and hopefully win it one day, and thankfully this year is my year.”

The Englishman, who turns 29 this coming Wednesday, regularly attended the Wentworth showpiece as a kid and he etched his name alongside some of the greats of the game courtesy of a five under par final round 67 and a four-stroke victory in the third Rolex Series event of the 2020 Race to Dubai.



In more benign conditions at the prestigious Surrey venue, numerous challengers staked a claim for the title early on, but Hatton – who admitted that he had been more nervous ahead of the final round than he had been on his Ryder Cup debut in 2018 – was composure personified as he pulled away from the pack thanks to three successive birdies around the turn.

He never looked back and a birdie at the final hole earned him a 19 under total for the Championship, sealing a fifth European Tour title and elevating him to eighth in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex.


“The last few holes, I didn’t know exactly where I stood. I was really nervous playing the last few, but once I fatted my second shot and we got very lucky that it didn’t go in the water, I found out that I had a three-shot lead, so that settled me down a little bit. It was nice to get up-and-down after a terrible golf shot.

“Although I didn’t know that I had a three-shot lead playing the last hole, I was pretty nervous there, and the second shot that we’ve hit into the last is probably the worst shot in the history of the tournament for the champion.

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So it is what it is. I’m kind of glad that I followed it up with a nice up-and-down. My short game has been really good all week, and just a nice way to sign off.”

Perez, who has now finished runner-up in three of his 11 Rolex Series appearances, put up an almighty battle having started the day three shots behind Hatton. He reached the turn in four under after an eagle at the par five fourth hole, but his challenge faded down the stretch and he signed for a four under round of 68 and a 15 under total.

“Obviously I knew I had to get off to a quick start. I was kind of like thinking, you’re three shots back starting the day. If you can pick up those three shots as early as possible and obviously birdieing 2, eagling 4, got me right there, and whatever Tyrrell was doing, I was quite pleased with regardless of whatever he was doing — if he was 3-under through four, as well, then so be it. But I knew I was at least giving it a run, and then made a couple good putts to end the front nine, a good save on 10, birdieing 11 and 12, getting up-and-down and I was obviously flying.



“You know, you kind of take for granted the level of play you put on of the. You’re 6-under through 12 and you seem like you can do it all the way to the end but it’s still very difficult you have to hit shots. I knew starting today a little different wind, the back side was going to being playing harder with the wind coming in off the left towards the end and it was challenging. I just didn’t execute coming down the stretch, which is part of the game.”

Patrick Reed extended his lead at the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex with a share of third place on 14 under par, alongside Andy Sullivan – the Englishman recording his best finish in his home event. Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter was a further shot back on 13 under par after a closing 68.





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
T1
Tyrrell Hatton
-19
66
67
69
67
269
2
Victor Perez
-15
69
66
70
68
273
T3
Patrick Reed
-14
70
68
68
68
274
T3
Andy Sullivan
-14
71
69
69
65
274
5
Ian Poulter
-13
69
70
68
68
275
T6
Eddie Pepperell
-12
67
70
70
69
276
T7
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-11
67
65
76
69
277
T7
Joachim B. Hansen
-11
68
67
70
72
277
T7
Renato Paratore
-11
73
69
68
67
277
T10
Scott Hend
-10
68
69
73
68
278
T10
Martin Kaymer
-10
73
68
69
68
278
T10
Marcus Kinhult
-10
72
67
71
68
278
T13
Tommy Fleetwood
-9
71
68
67
73
279
T13
David Horsey
-9
70
69
67
73
279
T13
Shane Lowry
-9
67
65
74
73
279
T13
Jordan Smith
-9
72
67
71
69
279
T13
Sami Välimäki
-9
72
67
74
66
279
T18
Andrew Johnston
-8
68
71
71
70
280
T18
Lee Westwood
-8
70
71
71
68
280
T20
Ross Fisher
-7
72
72
69
68
281
T20
Ryan Fox
-7
68
70
73
70
281
T20
Masahiro Kawamura
-7
70
69
69
73
281
T20
Richie Ramsay
-7
71
71
71
68
281
T24
Steven Brown
-6
75
67
68
72
282
T24
Graeme McDowell
-6
73
70
72
67
282
T24
Matt Wallace
-6
69
71
72
70
282
T27
Garrick Higgo
-5
69
71
71
72
283
T27
Pablo Larrazabal
-5
73
69
66
75
283
T27
Thorbjørn Olesen
-5
71
71
71
70
283
T27
Matthieu Pavon
-5
71
73
71
68
283
T27
Erik van Rooyen
-5
76
68
71
68
283
T32
Adri Arnaus
-4
66
70
74
74
284
T32
Victor Dubuisson
-4
72
71
71
70
284
T32
Grant Forrest
-4
69
67
76
72
284
T32
Joakim Lagergren
-4
69
72
73
70
284
T32
Danny Willett
-4
71
71
74
68
284
T37
Michael Bullen
-3
71
72
71
71
285
T37
Justin Rose
-3
68
75
72
70
285
T37
Matthias Schwab
-3
68
71
78
68
285
T40
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-2
71
70
72
73
286
T40
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-2
72
72
70
72
286
T40
Padraig Harrington
-2
72
71
72
71
286
T40
Bernd Wiesberger
-2
70
72
72
72
286
T44
Sean Crocker
-1
72
70
72
73
287
T44
Julien Guerrier
-1
72
67
75
73
287
T44
Matthew Southgate
-1
70
73
76
68
287
T44
Jeung-Hun Wang
-1
72
70
69
76
287
T48
Thomas Detry
E
72
71
76
69
288
T48
Gavin Kyle Green
E
67
71
74
76
288
T48
Alexander Levy
E
72
68
77
71
288
T48
Robert Rock
E
69
70
72
77
288
T48
Kalle Samooja
E
71
73
73
71
288
T48
Shubhankar Sharma
E
73
70
72
73
288
T54
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
1
74
69
76
70
289
T54
Wade Ormsby
1
68
71
74
76
289
T54
Tapio Pulkkanen
1
71
73
74
71
289
57
Kristoffer Broberg
2
71
71
69
79
290
T58
Romain Langasque
3
71
72
77
71
291
T58
Robert MacIntyre
3
73
68
77
73
291
T60
Thomas Aiken
4
75
68
73
76
292
T60
Stephen Gallacher
4
72
71
74
75
292
T62
Thomas Pieters
5
72
71
73
77
293
T62
Joël Stalter
5
76
68
77
72
293
T62
Fabrizio Zanotti
5
71
73
75
74
293
T65
David Howell
6
72
68
80
74
294
T65
Søren Kjeldsen
6
73
71
76
74
294
67
Oliver Fisher
8
72
72
72
80
296
CUT
Dean Burmester
1
73
72
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
1
76
69
145
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
1
69
76
145
CUT
Rasmus Højgaard
1
70
75
145
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
1
73
72
145
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
1
72
73
145
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
1
74
71
145
CUT
Mikko Korhonen
1
73
72
145
CUT
David Law
1
72
73
145
CUT
James Morrison
1
70
75
145
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
1
75
70
145
CUT
Aaron Rai
1
68
77
145
CUT
Jason Scrivener
1
72
73
145
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
2
75
71
146
CUT
Miguel Angel Jiménez
2
73
73
146
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
2
75
71
146
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
2
73
73
146
CUT
Chris Paisley
2
72
74
146
CUT
John Catlin
3
74
73
147
CUT
Ashley Chesters
3
73
74
147
CUT
Justin Harding
3
66
81
147
CUT
Joost Luiten
3
72
75
147
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
3
73
74
147
CUT
Alexander Björk
4
77
71
148
CUT
Scott Jamieson
4
75
73
148
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
4
73
75
148
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
4
71
77
148
CUT
Sebastian Soderberg
4
73
75
148
CUT
Brandon Stone
4
76
72
148
CUT
Marc Warren
4
74
74
148
CUT
Min Woo Lee
4
71
77
148
CUT
Richard McEvoy
5
77
72
149
CUT
Justin Walters
5
77
72
149
CUT
Paul Waring
5
73
76
149
CUT
Oliver Wilson
5
72
77
149
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
6
73
77
150
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
6
76
74
150
CUT
David Drysdale
6
74
76
150
CUT
Sam Horsfield
6
74
76
150
CUT
Ashun Wu
6
79
71
150
CUT
Nino Bertasio
7
75
76
151
CUT
Jorge Campillo
7
76
75
151
CUT
Branden Grace
7
76
75
151
CUT
Lucas Herbert
7
77
74
151
CUT
Julian Suri
8
77
75
152
CUT
Jeff Winther
8
78
74
152
CUT
Haotong Li
11
82
73
155
CUT
Haydn Porteous
11
80
75
155
CUT
George Coetzee
13
74
83
157
CUT
Andrea Pavan
16
80
80
160
WD
Thomas Bjørn
8
80
80
WD
Graeme Storm
10
64
64
WD
Jack Singh Brar
9
66
66