Tyrrell Hatton wins 2024 LIV Golf Nashville

The Englishman secured his first LIV Golf victory at a tournament in Nashville.

by Sead Dedovic
Tyrrell Hatton wins 2024 LIV Golf Nashville
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Tyrrell Hatton has long awaited the moment to achieve victory on the LIV Golf tour, and he finally succeeded. After leaving the PGA Tour earlier this year and joining LIV Golf, Hatton sparked a huge number of reactions. This amazing golfer faced mixed reactions, but the situation seemed considerably milder compared to LIV Golf's initial reception. 

The Englishman secured his first LIV Golf victory at a tournament in Nashville. The 32-year-old golfer carded eight birdies en route to a six-shot win at 19-under par. Hatton competed in the final round against Bryson DeChambeau and John Catlin. He was more focused, prepared, and rightfully lifted the trophy. 

Following this victory, Hatton will also be $4 million richer. 

In a media interview, Tyrrell Hatton shared his impressions after the excellent tournament. Interestingly, this great golfer did not expect to win. Despite moments of criticism and stress, Hatton showed his best and performed extremely well when it mattered most. When asked by journalists if he felt he had the victory under control, he said:

“No, to be honest. Yeah, it was still, in my head, it was stressful. You know, early in the back nine, ended up holing a really good par putt on 10. I hit it in the bunker off the tee and these guys know, but I’m internally screaming in fairway bunkers. I either fat it or knife it, and I knifed it over the back.

So then obviously chip on to like six feet and I have a sort of downhill left-to-right, which isn’t a nice putt to have, and holing that was really nice. And then the par-save on 13, as well, I ran my first putt quite far past and managed to roll that one in. I felt like that was a key moment for me. After 15, I guess I enjoyed it a little bit more.”-Tyrrell Hatton said, as quoted by Irish Golfer.

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Hatton didn't intend to look at the leaderboard, although deep down, he probably wanted to know how he stood. Despite trying not to check the leaderboard, there were moments when he had to see how things were going. When he saw he had a five-shot lead, he felt relieved and understood what that could mean. Hatton dominated this tournament, demonstrating his potential for great success in LIV Golf. This will likely be just the beginning of something new.

“No, I mean, I kind of, I was in between. I was trying to avoid leader-boards and then I kind of wanted to see what was going on. And yeah, I mean, when I got to the, I think it was the 17th green, I looked at that, and I think it was a five-shot lead at that point, and I had a sort of 10-, 12-foot birdie putt, or whatever it was.” - he continued.

Hatton shared his satisfaction with the closing stages of the game not being intensely competitive. After a winless period of 3 1/2 years, he admitted there were doubts about his ability to succeed again. It's natural that when things don't go the way you envisioned, doubts about quality arise. However, the comfortable lead he had towards the end of the round comforted him. 

He felt a sense of personal validation, particularly after a difficult previous Sunday where he had not performed well. Overcoming that disappointment was important for him.

The 32-year-old confirmed that his victory in this tournament will not change his plans for preparing for another Major. Hatton emphasized that he has two weeks off and will then go to England to spend time with family and friends.

Additionally, he looks forward to participating in a casual golf tour in Ireland with his friends before heading to Valderrama for the next event.

Hatton's Major records

The Open Championship will be a massive challenge for him and a chance to achieve a good result. Eight years ago (2016), Hatton achieved his best result in this Major, finishing T5. In other majors, Hatton has had several strong showings, notably finishing T6 at the 2018 US Open. At the PGA Championship, Tyrrell has never been as dominant, achieving T10 twice (2016 and 2018). Interestingly, Hatton also finished T9 at this year's Masters. 

It's clear that his appetite and ambitions have grown after his fantastic performance. He is prepared to achieve a good result and finally contend for a Major trophy. It will be difficult, but not impossible.

Hatton is a golfer who has the potential for great things, which he showed this time as well. The question is whether he can maintain his rhythm and form in the coming weeks, and show the golf world that he is ready for the next step in his career.

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