Britain`s Hatton retains Dunhill Links golf title

Published 08/10/2017 in Sports

Britain`s Hatton retains Dunhill Links golf title
Golf – European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – St Andrews, Britain – October 8, 2017 England’s Tyrrell Hatton celebrates winning the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with the trophy Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

Englishman Tyrrell Hatton became the first man to retain the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title as he won by three shots after a six-under-par final round at St Andrews on Sunday.

LONDON (Reuters) – Englishman Tyrrell Hatton became the first man to retain the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title as he won by three shots after a six-under-par final round at St Andrews on Sunday.

The world number 29 started the day five shots clear of the field and carded a 66 to win on 24-under ahead of compatriot Ross Fisher, who set a course record with an 11-under 61.

&rdquo-It&rsquo-s an unbelievable feeling,&ldquo- said Hatton. &rdquo-It felt so much harder than last year, maybe that&rsquo-s just a bit more pressure on myself but I&lsquo-m so happy that I managed to defend it and what a great week again.

&ldquo-What a great round of golf from Fish, it&rsquo-s amazing. He pushed me all the way and I was very happy to get over the line.&rdquo-

Fisher, who played in the 2010 Ryder Cup, made 11 birdies for the lowest score in more than 13,300 professional rounds at the Old Course. He missed an eagle putt for a 59 at the last.

It was the second year in a row that Fisher had finished second at the Dunhill Links, this time four shots clear of Frenchman Victor Dubuisson, who carded a 63.

&ldquo-To go out and shoot a score like that with no bogeys, I just saw the lines and was hitting good putts and they were going in,&rdquo- said Fisher.

&rdquo-You almost want to keep going and I didn&rsquo-t want it to end. At the home of golf I wanted to try and give that putt on the last a try for 59 and just came up a bit shy.

&ldquo-Unfortunately I&rsquo-ve got to sign for a 61 but I&rsquo-ll definitely take it.&rdquo-

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