Ranked inside the world’s top 30, Hatton is one of the top players in the field. Unfortunately for the Englishman, his most recent form doesn’t show it.
Hatton’s missed the cut in his last five events, excluding a T36 at the no-cut WGC-Bridgestone.
The Englishman started a stunning stretch of golf with a win at last fall’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship that carried over into the beginning of this season.
It’s much too early to give up on Hatton, who, at age 26, is still learning a lot out on Tour.
If there’s a week for him to turn it around, this appears it. Hatton tied for third in 2014 and was solo third in 2015. The golfers who finished ahead or tied with him? Danny Willett, Matthew Fitzpatrick, David Lipsky, Graeme Storm and Brooks Koepka. Not bad company.
Like his countryman, Wood, he’s been off since the PGA Championship and should feel some recalibration coming to the Swiss Alps.