Hatton overcame nerves and a difficult field and won the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rehearsal of “Major”. Tyrrell Hatton won the first PGA tour title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf tournament on one of the most challenging courses .

Florida prepares golfers for upcoming major tournaments. A week ago, sungjae Im won the Honda Classic with a score of “-6”, and last Sunday, Tyrrell Hatton won the Arnold Palmer Invitational with an even higher score – “-4”.

At the same time, the Bay Hill Club course has a par 72, meaning it has four par-5 holes, but for almost all golfers, the tournament has become a real test.

Suffice it to say that golfers hit the green with the standard number of strokes only 50.5% of the time. This is the lowest percentage on the PGA tour since 2005 (excluding majors).

In addition, the 284 strokes (which is how many Hatton landed) is the most for a PGA tour champion on a course with a par of 72 since 2014.

Another “-4” is the second highest result of the champion in the entire history of the tournament. Finally, only one round of fewer than 70 punches was recorded over the weekend. This is Matthew Fitzpatrick (Matthew Fitzpatrick) on Sunday passed the field for 69 touches and immediately rose to 27 positions, as almost everyone regularly allowed bogeys, doubles and even triples.

What is the reason?

Bay Hill field with an abundance of water barriers and high RAF is difficult in itself, but on Saturday and Sunday, the organizers also set up flags in hard-to-reach places, so the level of complexity of the Arnold Palmer Invitational was not inferior to the “majors”, and in some ways, perhaps even surpassed.

On Thursday, when the field was still relatively friendly, the main favorite, Rory Mcilroy, got off to a great start. However, after 66 hits on the first day, he hit 73 in the second and third, and on Sunday allowed two double bogeys and showed a score of 76.

Even though he made a lot of mistakes and played poorly, Rory was only a few strokes away from the lead at times during the final round.