Tyrrell Hatton has the 54 hole lead in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the Emirates.
Tyrrell shot third round -4 under par 68 to claim the 54 hole lead in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, with a -13 under par total, which gives him a one shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow.
Tyrrell reported that he focused well on his game and putted well;
“The big names are up there so I’ve just got to focus on my game and try and play as well as I can.”
“I love this place. It’s one of my favourite events of the year so hopefully I can go out there tomorrow and have a good day.”
“I had a little bit of a slow start. Struggled a little bit on the greens today, just not quite starting the ball on the lines I wanted to.”
“But I holed a couple of good putts in the end on the back nine and hopefully that will give me some momentum going into tomorrow.”
“It’s a little bit of a surprise to see where I’m at this week but very happy with one round to go.”
There are some big names tied in second place at -12 under par, US Open Champion Dustin Johnson, -8 under 64 today, three-time winner here Martin Kaymer, with a disappointing par round of 72, Tommy Fleetwood and Kiradech Aphibarnrat, both carding -2 under 70, and 2014 winner Pablo Larrazábal, -3 under 69.
Dustin was happy to finally get a good nights sleep;
“Finally I got a good night’s sleep”
“I even got up and went to the gym this morning before I teed off. Definitely by far the best day I’ve been feeling out on the golf course.”
“You know, I just felt the swing, my body was moving a lot better. I swung it a lot better, especially with the driver. I drove it a lot better today.”
“I hit a lot more fairways today than I have been. Holed a few putts. I still have yet to birdie a par five but I did make an eagle on eight today, I chipped one in. But yeah, it was a really solid round.”
“I started eight shots behind, so I know I’ve got to post a really good score today and I’m going to have to shoot another really good score tomorrow if I want any chance to win this tournament.”