Tyrrell Hatton survives the weekend at Bay Hill, claims first PGA Tour title

Christopher Powers
Golf Digest

When Tyrrell Hatton made double bogey at the par-4 11th on Sunday, the 28-year-old Englishman thought he had played himself out of the tournament. Turns out, double bogeys weren't all that bad on the weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Hatton regrouped at the 14th, where he saw the leader board showing that he still was in the lead. He made seven straight pars to finish, including an incredibly clutch up and down sand save at the par-5 16th, to win by one over former API winner Marc Leishman. It's the first PGA Tour victory for Hatton, a four-time winner on the European Tour.

"It's hard to explain," Hatton said. "It's just an incredible feeling. Such a tough day today. Actually thought I was playing myself out of it a little bit, but when I saw the leader board at 14, it was still a one- or two-shot lead. I was a little bit surprised."

Hatton played the weekend in three-over par, finishing with a final-round 74. Only fellow Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick (69) broke 70 on the weekend.

"To hold on and win here, at such an iconic venue," Hatton said, "I'm just over the moon."

Honda Classic winner Sungjae Im did his best to win twice in a row, but came up just short. He shot a 73 on Sunday, finishing at two under, two back of Hatton.

Bryson DeChambeau was one of nine players to post an under par round on Sunday, and he did it with a remarkable birdie at the 72nd hole. That earned him a solo fourth finish at one under overall. Rory McIlroy shot a Sunday 76, which put him in a tie for fifth.

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