Hatton wins Turkish Airlines in a tiebreaker to six

The Englishman finished the 72 holes tied at -20 with Hebert, Perez, Schwab, Van Rooyen and Kitayama and won in the playoff. Campillo, top-28, the best Spanish.


Englishman Tyrrell Hatton won the Turkish Open on Sunday, a tournament belonging to the Rolex Series of the European golf circuit, with an entire survival exercise for needing four tie-off holes to beat five other rivals.

Hatton's coronation in Antalya occurred under artificial light and in an agonizing tiebreaker. Six players completed the four rounds played since Thursday with 286 hits, which reopened a new fight in the playoff.

The South African Erik van Rooyen and the Frenchmen Benjamin Hebert and Victor Perez fell into the first hole, so the fight for the title was reduced to the Austrian Matthias Schwab, the American Kurt Kitayama and the Englishman Tyrrell Hatton.

Equality between the three could only be broken in the third hole of the tiebreaker. Matthias Schwab and Tyrrell Hatton birdies announced a hand in hand between them. A bogey of Schwab paved the way to triumph for Hatton. With this Turkish Open, the English won their second victory in the Rolex Series. Jorge Campillo, with -11, finished in the top-28. He was the best Spanish.



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