Hatton Claims Maiden Tour Win at St Andrews

Maiden Tour
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Tyrrell Hatton secured his maiden European Tour title over the weekend thanks to a comfortable victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The Englishman equalled the course record of 62 at St Andrews on Saturday, before following his unbelievable round with a 66 on the final day to secure success. An eventual margin of victory of four strokes from compatriot Ross Fisher and South African Richard Sterne certainly did not flatter the 24-year-old, who will hope that such a victory can be the springboard for further success. Despite being among the outsiders for glory in the offers from online bookmakers, Hatton made a mockery of his world ranking.

It has been an excellent end to 2016 for Hatton, and following a fifth place finish in the Open Championship at Royal Troon and finishing tenth in PGA Championship at Baltusrol, he will no doubt head to The Grove next week full of confidence in a bid to win the British Masters. Hatton will certainly have some strong competition in Hertfordshire, with former World number one Luke Donald, as well as European Ryder Cup players Danny Willett, Chris Wood and Lee Westwood all in with a chance of victory. However, Hatton’s recent victory means that he is among the favourites in the golf betting markets among bookmakers. For those of you looking to back Hatton, online golf betting made easier at William Hill page, where the Englishman is currently 16/1 on to claim a second victory in as many weeks.

Elsewhere, there was another maiden European Tour title this weekend, this time for American Ryder Cup hero Brandt Snedeker. The 35-year-old stormed to victory at the Fiji International, eventually winning by a margin of nine shots. Fresh from winning three points from three to help the United States secure Ryder Cup glory at Hazeltine last week, Snedeker now has his sights firmly set on bringing home a first major success in 2017. With the form he has shown of late, you would certainly not want to bet against Snedeker doing just that, with the American among the favourites in the golf betting market among bookmakers to win the US Masters at Augusta in April 2017.

As the season draws to a close, many players will be looking to end the year on a high, with many of the European Ryder Cup team looking to erase painful memories of their recent defeat. The likes of Westwood, Willett and Andy Sullivan all failed to produce across the pond, and season ending tournaments provide the perfect opportunity to play themselves back into form.

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