Tyrrell Hatton moves to Liv, now it's official

Now it's official. Tyrrell Hatton, number 16 in the world ranking, accepted an offer close to 60 million euros from the Arab Super League and chose LIV Golf

by Andrea Gussoni
Tyrrell Hatton moves to Liv, now it's official
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Now it's official. Tyrrell Hatton, number 16 in the world ranking, accepted an offer close to 60 million euros from the Arab Super League and chose LIV Golf. The Englishman, who has played three of the last four Ryder Cups, will be part of the "Legion XIII" team led by Jon Rahm, the highest paid sportsman in the world, and will make his debut in the separatist green league as early as this week, from 2 to 4 February in Mexico, on the occasion of the LIV Mayakoba which will open the 2024 circuit.

Tyrrell Hatton, Liv

"I'm really excited not only about this new chapter in my career, but also about joining Rahm's team and starting the season in Mexico," Hatton said. "Tyrrell is a proven champion, my team and playing partner at the Ryder Cup in Rome.

I am happy to have him by my side as I want to welcome the other two members of the team: Caleb Surratt and Kieran Vincent", the words of Rahm. Before making his debut on the Challenge Tour in 2012, Tyrrell Hatton primarily competed on the PGA EuroPro Tour and the Jamega Pro Golf Tour, where he achieved notable success.

Hatton secured two victories on each of these tours, with his first professional win occurring at Woodcote Park Golf Club on the Jamega Tour. He continued to impress by securing a second win on the Jamega Tour at Caversham Heath.

In 2012, Hatton's talent shone brightly when he emerged as the medalist at the PGA EuroPro Tour's qualifying school held at Frilford Heath Golf Club. This achievement was followed by another victory at the Your Golf Travel Classic at Bovey Castle during the same season.

His outstanding performance led to him being awarded the Rookie of the Year title for that season. In the following years, Hatton transitioned to the Challenge Tour, participating in both 2012 and 2013. He achieved notable finishes during this period, including two T-2 finishes at the Kazakhstan Open and The Foshan Open in 2013.

His impressive results culminated in him finishing 10th on the 2013 Challenge Tour rankings, securing his qualification for the 2014 European Tour. Hatton's debut season on the European Tour in 2014 was marked by strong performances.

He finished T-2 at the 2014 Joburg Open, a qualifying event for the 2014 Open Championship at Hoylake. Unfortunately, ties for qualification were determined by the Official World Golf Ranking, and as the lowest-ranked player among the qualifiers, Hatton narrowly missed out.

Later in the same year, he secured a tie for fourth place at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, the final qualifying event, earning his spot in The Open Championship. A significant milestone in Hatton's career came on October 9, 2016, when he claimed his first victory on the European Tour at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.

He finished the tournament at an impressive 23 under par, four shots ahead of his closest competitors. This victory catapulted him into the top 35 of the Official World Golf Ranking. In 2017, Hatton faced challenges during the summer season but found himself in contention at the British Masters.

Despite a disappointing weekend that resulted in a T8 finish, his on-course demeanor was questioned by veteran European Tour pro Gary Evans, who advised him to "grow up." Hatton responded with resilience, successfully defending his Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title the following week and claiming victory at the Italian Open.

However, at the Masters, Hatton experienced a fall on the golf course and suffered a wrist injury that ultimately required surgery in 2020. Despite setbacks, his career has been marked by significant achievements and a promising future in professional golf.

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