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Tyrrell Hatton cruises in European Tour’s BMW PGA

Englishman posts a 4-stroke victory at Wentworth Club for his 3rd worldwide triumph in the past 11 months

3: Number of worldwide victories in the past 11 months for England’s Tyrrell Hatton, who won the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship on Sunday in Virginia Water, England. Hatton, who will turn 29 on Wednesday, shot 5-under 67 in the final round at Wentworth Club for a 19-under 269 total and a four-stroke victory in the tour’s premier event. “This was a goal of mine, to win this tournament in my career,” said Hatton, who has attended the tour’s PGA Championship in suburban London since boyhood. Hatton won in March on the PGA Tour at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, just before the season shut down for the coronavirus pandemic, after he had begun the 2019-20 season on the European Tour with a playoff victory at the Turkish Airlines Open. Hatton began the week at No. 15 in the Official World Golf Ranking. With the victory, he improved to No. 8 in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai season standings. France’s Victor Perez closed with a 68 at Wentworth to finish second at 15-under 273. England’s Andy Sullivan shot 65 to improve to a tie for third with American Patrick Reed (68) at 14-under 274. Reed still leads the Race to Dubai, largely on the strength of his victory at the WGC Mexico and two T-13 results in the major championships (scores).

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