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Hatton outshines McIlroy for victory in Abu Dhabi Championship

Hatton outshines McIlroy for victory in Abu Dhabi Championship

Tyrrell Hatton outshone world number six Rory McIlroy in a head-to-head battle Sunday to claiming the $8 million Abu Dhabi Championship by a whopping four shots.

The 29-year-old Englishman started the final round one shot behind McIlroy, but shot a fine bogey-free six-under par 66 to finish on 18-under par 270 for the tournament.

Australian Jason Scrivener, who closed in stunning fashion with an eagle and five birdies on his back nine in a round of 66, finished in second place.

McIlroy (72) made a birdie on the par-5 18th hole to finish in third at a 13-under par 275, with Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello (69) in fourth with a 12-under par 276.

Winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour last year, it was the fourth Rolex Series win for Hatton and he is expected to climb to number six in the world rankings on Monday.

Final scores

-18 Tyrrell Hatton (England) 65 68 71 66 -14 Jason Scrivener (Australia) 67 70 71 66 -13 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 64 72 67 72 -12 Rafa Cabrera Bello (Spain) 67 67 73 69 -11 David Lipsky (USA) 72 66 68 71

Marc Warren (Scotland) 72 66 68 71 -10 Tommy Fleetwood (England) 71 67 67 73

Chris Paisley (England) 72 68 69 69

Matt Wallace (England) 68 70 71 69

Fabrizio Zanotti (Paraguay) 66 71 72 69

-9 George Coetzee (South Africa) 70 71 68 70

-8 Adri Arnaus (Spain) 74 67 69 70

Christiaan Bezuidenhout (South Africa) 71 71 67 71

Wade Ormsby (Australia) 69 70 70 71

-7 Mikko Korhonen (Finland) 69 69 71 72

-6 Kristoffer Broberg (Sweden) 69 69 73 71

Nacho Elvira (Spain) 68 68 75 71

Stephen Gallacher (Scotland) 69 68 73 72

Benjamin Hebert (France) 68 73 74 67

Scott Jamieson (Scotland) 71 70 71 70

Romain Langasque (France) 67 70 74 71

Robert MacIntyre (Scotland) 72 69 71 70

Antoine Rozner (France) 71 72 71 68

Danny Willett (England) 71 72 71 68

-5 Victor Dubuisson (France) 73 69 69 72

Lucas Herbert (Australia) 68 68 74 73

Rasmus Hojgaard (Denmark) 71 72 71 69

Jazz Janewattananond (Thailand) 68 69 74 72

Alexander Levy (France) 72 70 69 72

Aaron Rai (England) 69 72 72 70

Matthias Schwab (Austria) 71 71 72 69

Richard Sterne (South Africa) 71 72 69 71

Andy Sullivan (England) 72 71 70 70

Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 70 72 70 71

-4 Nino Bertasio (Italy) 71 67 73 73

Richard Bland (England) 72 69 69 74

David Drysdale (Scotland) 73 70 68 73

Kurt Kitayama (USA) 68 74 71 71

Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 69 70 74 71

Callum Shinkwin (England) 70 69 75 70

-3 Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark) 68 74 70 73

Mike Lorenzo-Vera (France) 69 72 68 76

Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 69 71 70 75

Tapio Pulkkanen (Finland) 73 70 72 70

Matthew Southgate (England) 74 65 75 71

-2 Alexander Björk (Sweden) 70 72 74 70

Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 72 71 71 72

Calum Hill (Scotland) 72 71 73 70

James Morrison (England) 69 73 72 72

Victor Perez (France) 68 73 69 76

Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 71 72 74 69

-1 Julien Guerrier (France) 74 68 74 71

Jordan L Smith (England) 72 71 69 75

0 Marcus Armitage (England) 73 70 71 74

Grant Forrest (Scotland) 72 70 70 76

Oliver Wilson (England) 70 70 75 73

1 Scott Hend (Australia) 71 72 74 72

Masahiro Kawamura (Japan) 71 70 72 76

Robert Rock (England) 72 71 71 75

Justin Rose (England) 70 72 73 74

2 Jeff Winther (Denmark) 74 69 76 71

3 Justin Harding (South Africa) 73 69 76 73

Padraig Harrington (Republic of Ireland) 70 73 75 73

Søren Kjeldsen (Denmark) 71 72 73 75

Lee Westwood (England) 69 73 75 74

5 Sebastian Soderberg (Sweden) 69 71 79 74