|Turkish Airways Open up: Closing round leaderboard|
|-twentyT Hatton (Eng)*, M Schwab (Aut), K Kitayama (US), B Hebert (Fra), V Perez (Fra), E van Rooyen (SA)*Hatton wins at the fourth further gap|
|-18S Sharma (Ind), R MacIntyre (Sco)-seventeenR Langasque (Fra)|
|Selected many others:-16L Westwood (Eng), P Reed (US)-13J Rose (Eng)-eightD Willett (Eng):-oneS Lowry (Ire)|
England’s Tyrrell Hatton has won the Turkish Open at the fourth further hole pursuing a dramatic six-gentleman participate in-off.
Ryder Cup participant Hatton, 28, claimed the title immediately after Austria’s Matthias Schwab missed a small par putt.
They completed under floodlights after 6 players experienced tied on twenty underneath par.
American Kurt Kitayama was knocked out immediately after 3 holes although French duo Benjamin Hebert and Victor Perez, and South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen were eradicated at the initially more gap.
It was an amazing afternoon at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course which finished with the to start with 6-man participate in-off on the European Tour given that 2003.
And it required 4 goes at the 18th hole, a par 5 of 558 yards, to make a decision the result.
|How the play-off unfolded (all on the 18th):|
|Gap one: Hatton, Schwab and Kitayama all make birdies. Perez and Hebert make pars, and van Rooyen a bogey.|
|Gap 2: Hatton, Schwab and Kitayama make par fives.|
|Gap 3: Hatton and Schwab have fours. Kitayama can only par.|
|Gap four: Hatton pars. Schwab three-putts for a bogey six. Hatton is the winner.|
Kitayama and Schwab made birdies the 1st time they performed it and it wanted a amazing chip-in from off the green to keep Hatton alive, as the other a few had been knocked out.
The American had at first established the clubhouse concentrate on at 20 beneath, following taking pictures nine birdies in an eight-below 64, the joint-cheapest round of the working day.
The 26-yr-previous from California looked on training course for his 3rd European Tour win of the period as he stood over a small birdie probability at the 2nd more hole but his work shaved the cup.
And his par was not enough subsequent time as Schwab sank a outstanding putt to match Hatton’s birdie.
But there was to be no maiden earn for the 24-yr-previous Austrian as he skipped a short par putt on the fourth participating in of the 18th to hand Hatton victory.
It was Hatton’s fourth European Tour title and his initial given that profitable the Italian Open up in Oct 2017.
He normally takes a initially prize of $2m (£1.56m) and jumps up to sixth in the Race to Dubai standings with only two situations of the period remaining.
He has also made guaranteed of finishing the year inside the world’s major fifty, which will assurance his invitation for the Masters at Augusta Nationwide in April.
“I can not believe that I have won,” he instructed Sky Sports activities. “It truly is been rather a complicated 12 months with some factors off the program but I actually identified my match in the previous thirty day period.
“It is uncomplicated to consider items for granted in activity but it hits house when it truly is not heading very well.
“I reported I would definitely savour it if I gained again and I will. I am unquestionably thrilled.”
Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre missed the engage in-off, ending in a tie for seventh, two shots powering the leaders, after a remaining-round sixty nine.
It is a sixth prime-10 end for the 23-12 months-previous in his maiden year on the European Tour.