Tyrrell Hatton lights up his front nine to tie for his PGA career-best on Thursday in Las Vegas.
Tyrrell Hatton was stalking pins and draining putts on Thursday at the CJ Cup, tying a career-best 30 through nine holes. Tyrrell arrived stateside this week fresh off his first BMW Championship win at Wentworth Club in the United Kingdom last weekend and showed no signs of slowing down in Vegas this week as he produced a first-round 65 on Thursday that included a scorching front 9 for the Englishman.
Tyrrell began his round on the back nine at Shadow Creek Golf Club on Thursday and was hitting on all cylinders from the get-go, he started by posting two birdies across his first two holes. On the 10th, his first hole of the day Hatton struck his approach shot to ten feet before draining what would be the first of many putts on his round. A similar result ensued on the eleventh this time throwing a dart to inside three feet before his first tap in birdie of the day.
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It was on the 12th however that thoughts of a special round really began to surface.
On that hole, Tyrrell holed out from 92 yards for eagle, bouncing his second up the fairway and into the hole. Hatton would go on to birdie two more on his front half including draining a 25 footer on the 14th and adding another tap in birdie after a superb approach on the 17th to fire a six-under-par 30 to begin his day.
The Englishman would go on to add three more birdies to his card on his back nine on route to a 65 at the end of day one that sees him at the top of the leaderboard again. Not a bad round at all having travelled halfway across the world at the beginning of the week. It’s no surprise that Hatton leads the field in both ball striking and approach stats at the end of day one.
Showing no effects of Jet-lag thus far Tyrrell will hope his scorching hot form of late continues as he chases down yet another PGA victory this weekend at the CJ Cup.