With one round to go at the BMW PGA Championship, Tyrrell Hatton is poised for a breakthrough on home soil.
Hatton went 3-under par on Saturday at the Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England. His third-round 69 keeps him at 14 under, three shots ahead of the field. The 28-year old has been impressive so far at the European Tour’s flagship event, firing 66 and 67 in the first and second rounds, respectively.
With four international trophies and a PGA Tour win at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational, Hatton had to deal with two bogeys on the day: one at the third and another at the 15th. He salvaged his scorecard with three birdies and an eagle at the par-5 12th. A victory on Sunday would represent Hatton’s third Rolex Series win — his first two came at the 2017 Italian Open and last season’s Turkish Airlines Open.
“I’ve said earlier in the week it’s been a goal of mine to hopefully win this tournament,” spoke Hatton, who once attended the BMW PGA Championship as a 5-year-old fan with his father. “You can’t win it on Saturday and there are still 18 holes to go. I have to try and not get too far ahead of myself.
“I can take confidence from the fact that I’ve won on Tour before and I’ve just got to go