A bogey-free final round 66 was enough to secure a sixth European Tour for Englishman Tyrrell Hatton on Sunday. Here is what Hatton, who defeated Aussie Jason Scrivener by four shots, had in the bag in Abu Dhabi.
WINNING SCORE: 18-under-par, 270.
DRIVER: PING G425 LST with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana RF 60 TX shaft.
3 WOOD: PING G425 LST with 14.5˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana DF 70 TX shaft.
7 WOOD: PING G425 Max with 20.5˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana DF 80 TX shaft.
IRONS: PING i210 (4-iron to pitching wedge), with Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 X shafts.
WEDGES: PING Glide Forged (50˚-SS) and Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (54˚-08˚ M Grind & 60˚-10˚ S Grind), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
PUTTER: Ping Vault Oslo.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Hatton’s victory, his third around the world inside 12 months, continues an extremely strong period for PING clubs on the world’s top Tours generally, and specifically the recently released G425 driver. The 29-year-old’s driver is significantly lofted down from the 10.5˚ stamped on the head and the model has already been used to win a women’s major, the Race to Dubai, a PGA Tour event and now a Rolex Series tournament.
One of the more consistently good putters on Tour, Hatton’s play with his irons and wedges was the standout this week in the Middle East. Ranking second in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green, Hatton has been a long time user of the i210 irons from his sponsor PING.
Now well established in the top-10 of the world rankings, Hatton’s win gives both PING and Titleist a unique double, with PING making up the majority of clubs in the bag and Titleist golf balls the choice for both the winner of this event in back-to-back years as well as the winner of the last tournament of 2020 and first of 2021.
QUOTE: "I imagine I burnt a few calories, so I can have a few beers tonight." – Tyrrell Hatton.