It’s certainly a distinction that would enrage him, but Tyrrell Hatton has been one of the best players in the world without a win in 2023.
It’s not for a lack of opportunities. The fiery Englishman’s already up to five worldwide top-10s after adding another one to the ledger at last week’s Wells Fargo Championship (T-3rd).
Hatton never scared runaway champion Wyndham Clark, but the 36-hole leader was within three shots of second place. He also posted four rounds under par at a major championship caliber venue in Quail Hollow.
Hatton admitted to not having great swing feels on Sunday, but he held it together for a 2-under 70.
Coming to a place like TPC Craig Ranch where he has more room to maneuver should help put him at ease.
It’ll be Hatton’s first time on property, as well as his first stroke play event in Texas since the 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open (MC).
He’s one of the bigger names in the field this week. Hatton’s quietly seventh on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (1.96).
His short game can lead to some blow-ups, but that’s not an uber-important facet to succeed at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Hatton is an elite ball striker, ranking seventh in SG tee-to-green (1.495), 10th in SG off-the-tee (.663), and eighth in SG approach-the-green (.781).
Barring injury or unforeseen circumstances, Hatton should be a lock to be in Italy representing Europe in the Ryder Cup this fall.