Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Golf Asia|February 2021
Hatton Outshines McIlroy And Rises To World Number Five

Tyrrell Hatton is the highest-ranked British golf player after outshining Rory McIlroy to win the $8 million Abu Dhabi Championship.

The 29-year-old Englishman started the final round one shot behind world number six McIlroy, but left the field in his wake with a brilliant bogey-free six-under-par 66 in windy conditions. As winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on last year, it was the fourth Rolex Series win for Hatton and he is now number five in the world rankings, surpassing McIlroy.

Hatton aggregated an 18-under par 270 for the tournament, four shots better than Australian Jason Scrivener, who closed in stunning fashion with an eagle and five birdies on his back nine in a round of six-under 66.

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