ORLANDO, Fla.– With his name atop the leaderboard simply throughout the water at Bay Hill’s par-4 18 th opening, Tyrrell Hatton dominated a 30- foot downhill birdie putt. With a mild stroke, Hatton sent his sphere auto racing towards the opening.
“I think even though I tapped that putt, it was probably going about 8 feet past,” Hatton stated. “It was scary how quick that thing was.”
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When the putt went down, Hatton elevated his fist airborne as if he had actually won the event.
One issue: It was just Saturday.
“I don’t normally fist pump on a Saturday,” stated Hatton, whose 1-over 73 made him a two-shot lead after 54 openings. “I think it was more shock that the ball actually went in the hole and very relieved.”
The 458- backyard ending up opening was the most difficult on the training course Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, playing right into a 20- miles per hour wind, compeling 12 dual bogeys or even worse and also produced simply 3 birdies.
Hatton’s, certainly, was among them, and also it provided him a wonderful padding getting in Sunday, which figures to generate even more of the exact same challenging racking up problems.
“There are doubles and triples just around the corner, so that two-shot lead can go extremely quickly,” Hatton stated. “Just got to see what happens. Eighteen holes is a lot of golf, and I’m sure it will be interesting to watch.”