Tyrrell Hatton, England, takes the Italian Open trophy at Golf Club Milano in Monza, Italy.
Back to back wins for Tyrrell, last week the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and now the Italian Open. The tournament looked to be heading for a play-off until Tyrrell rolled in a fifteen foot birdie putt on the last green to clinch the title with a bogey free last round -6 under 65, for the wining total of -21 under par;
“It’s amazing to win one but to win back-to-back and defend in two weeks is unbelievable.”
“I knew I needed a low score today, and the front nine was pretty slow and I didn’t really get any momentum.”
“I was fighting myself, trying to stay patient and J.B, my caddie, was saying good things will come.”
“Although I found it hard to believe, I tried to stay patient. In the end, I guess I got my reward.”
“The end goal is to get as high as possible up the world rankings. Obviously the last two weeks have helped a lot.”
“To win a Rolex Series event is very special. They are new for this season and all of the players look forward to playing in them.”
“I’m just happy that I could win one of them after a poor showing in them during the summer.”
Tied in second place, just as they were preparing for a play-off, were Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, -6 under 65 today and Ross Fisher, England, who must have thought he would win with his final round -8 under par 63, the low round of the day, but it only got him into the second place tie at -20 under par.
Kiradech had to settle for second place, a bad mistake on sixteen;
“I’ve been playing solid golf for all four rounds. I made a double on the 16th but the birdie on the 17th was one of the best shots that I’ve ever hit.”
“Overall I still finished tied second. I’m still happy with the result. It was a fantastic putt on the last hole.”
Ross was second last week, the same man beat him today;
“Last week I had a goal to shoot 62 and managed to better that and shoot 61.”
“I thought, if I aim for 60, I might beat it and get a 59. But hey, 63, it’s a fantastic score on a Sunday.”