Tyrrell Hatton reacts to winning $2.7m for 2nd place at the Players Championship

Tyrrell Hatton believes he’s playing “catch up” on the PGA Tour this season and insisted his focus is on acquiring FedExCup points rather just money.

Hatton won $2.7 million for finishing second at last week’s PLAYERS Championship, the biggest prize of his career to date.

Along with the huge cheque, the Englishman enjoyed a healthy rise in the FedExCup standings from 69th to 26th.

But prior to teeing off at TPC Sawgrass, the 31-year-old had a gripe for his lack of FedExCup Points despite a solid start to the season.

When asked about the significance of winning $2.7 million, Hatton responded: “Well, look, money’s great.

“I made a comment at the start of this week that after being in the tournament at Bay Hill for as long as I was on Sunday, to only end up with 110 points was disappointing.

“Every year we’re all trying to earn as many points as we can. This year’s no different.

“I’m playing catch-up to a lot of guys that have played quite a bit of golf already.

“Obviously some of the European lads are in the same boat where we play DP World stuff at the back end of the calendar year and we miss some events over in the States.

“So, yeah, I’m just out here trying to earn as many points as I can and try and set myself up nicely for next year.”

Hatton’s next tournament is likely to be the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas on March 22-26.


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