Tyrrell Hatton: "I felt like I was going to SNAP HOOK my tee shots"

Tyrrell Hatton finishes third at the Wells Fargo Championship but felt "uncomfortable over the ball".

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Mon, 8 May 2023
Tyrrell Hatton: "I felt like I was going to SNAP HOOK my tee shots"

Tyrrell Hatton revealed after finishing tied third at the Wells Fargo Championship how he thought he "was going to snap hook" his tee shots all weekend at Quail Hollow.

Hatton carded rounds of 69, 65, 68 and 70 to finish 12-under par in a tie for third alongside Harris English. 

Despite finishing seven shots behind maiden PGA Tour winner Wyndham Clark, it marked Hatton's best finish since his solo second at The Players Championship in March. 

Hatton was quizzed by reporters after his final round whether he liked the state of his game heading into the US PGA Championship in two weeks' time.

The Englishman, who is also playing in this week's AT&T Byron Nelson before heading over to Oak Hill for the second major of the season, replied: 

"Yes and no. I felt so uncomfortable over the ball this weekend, I literally, I didn't feel like I could hit a good shot.
"I stood over tee shots today feeling like I was going to snap hook.
"For me naturally, I fade the ball, so it's not a nice feeling. So to get round in the score that I did today considering how uncomfortable I felt, I'll take that.
"Hopefully feel more comfortable over the ball next week in Dallas."

Hatton has enjoyed a steady start to the season with four top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour, all coming in designated events.

He believes that's just coincidence, though. 

"I mean, I don't treat them any differently, so I don't know why this year I've done so far nicely in the elevated events.
"It's the same as every tournament that we go to, I'm just out there trying my best to shoot as low a score as we possibly can.
"Yeah, I mean, there's nothing I can -- I don't prep any different or anything like that, so I don't know why we seem to have done nicely so far this year."

Hatton, who is more than likely a lock for the European Ryder Cup team this September, moves up one place in the Official World Golf Rankings to 17th following his tie for third at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

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