Englishman Terrell Hutton, ranked ninth in the world, shined on the closing day of the 16th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, and succeeded in clinching the title after scoring 66 hits in the final round to achieve his sixth victory in the European Tour Championships, and the fourth in the Rolex Series Championships.
The tournament was concluded yesterday at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, where the English star gave a great performance and was able to outperform the rest of the players in the last round to lift the Winged Falcon Cup by four strokes. He started his final day in second place and went on to play hard and score series of Byrdie hits to beat his Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy.
Hutton’s victory in this championship is ideal as the race season begins in Dubai 2021, and the number 9 in the world will move to the top five in the official world golf rankings, joining John Ram as the player with the most wins in the Rolex series, tying him with four wins.
Hutton was able to achieve his first victory in Abu Dhabi club through his exciting performance, recording a Byrdie hit in the sixteenth hole and two wonderful strikes in the holes 17 and 18, and Australian player Jason Scrivner came in second after he scored 14 strikes below par, ahead of McIlroy, who issued in The third round, after he scored 66 points to climb to the leaderboard, but that was not enough to achieve his first victory in the European Tour.
The player, McIlroy, runner-up at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on four previous occasions, had hoped to win the championship title and lift the Falcon Cup, but finished the tournament in third place after scoring 72 strokes and scored 13 strikes below average.
Spanish player Rafa Cabrera Bello ranked fourth, scoring 12 strikes below par, ten under second division, while American David Lipsky and Scottish Mark Warren participated in fifth place with 11 strikes below par.
On this occasion, Arif Hamad Al-Awani, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “We congratulate the English star and the ninth in the world, Terrell Hutton, who succeeded in clinching the title of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship 2021, in light of intense competition that witnessed the global event over a period of 4 days.
Al-Awani added: We are proud of the wide global resonance and the dazzling organization that accompanied the sixteenth edition of the tournament, despite the current challenges, but the sincere national efforts and the great cooperation of all competent authorities resulted in the provision of all safety elements, preventive measures and precautionary measures that secured the tournament and preserved the safety of all participants.
He added: “The championship represents a distinct start to the agenda of global sporting events hosted by the capital Abu Dhabi, which confirms Abu Dhabi’s leading position in the global sporting scene.” He extended his thanks and appreciation to all sponsors and event partners and all those who contributed to the success of the tournament and to reinforce the prestigious position of Abu Dhabi, which has become a sporting destination. The best in light of what it owns and the great potentials it has that lead to achieving addition and impressive fingerprints for all international sporting events.
Commenting on his victory, Terrell Hutton said: “I am very happy to win this championship. I am pleased that I was able to provide a distinguished performance that reflects my skills and strength in the game of golf, and I look forward to achieving more successes this year. I always liked the start of my season here in Abu Dhabi. The start of this year’s season was special, as I was able to add my name to the list of winners of the Falcon Cup, and this is a great honor for me. ”
He added, “I think the defining moment for me today was the blow I executed in the tenth hole.” On 10, it was a really special hit. ”
He continued: “He started counting points for the Ryder Cup again, which is one of the most important goals for me this year to be in this team. I am very happy that I managed to collect a lot of points this week, and now I will enjoy this victory and gather my strength for the coming weeks. ”
Source: Al Ittihad – Abu Dhabi