Tyrrell Hatton has played in the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP before, but this is the Englishman’s first trip to Narashino Country Club.
Without form to look back on, we’ll dive into Hatton’s current form around the world. It’s looking pretty good.
The 30-year-old has been posted up on the DP World Tour after the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs wrapped in August. Hatton’s made all three cuts in Europe this fall, including a solo eighth place at the DS Automobiles Italian Open and T-7th at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
He’s made eight cuts in a row between the tours and played well at the Genesis Scottish Open (T-24th), The Open Championship (T-11th), and Wyndham Championship (T-8th).
Hatton quietly ranked 24th on the PGA Tour last season, aided mostly by his work on the greens. He was fourth in SG putting per round (.742). We all see and remember his outbursts when he misses a key putt, but more times than not he’s draining them.
He’s seeking his first worldwide win since the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the DP World Tour in January 2021. Hatton has recorded 10 top-10s, including three runner-ups. The latest was the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational where he took T-2nd against a stacked leaderboard.
Hatton is one of the most well-traveled players in this field and comes in off a week of rest, so perhaps that will give him a leg up on the competition headed over from Las Vegas, and Americans that are not used to playing in Asia.