Tyrrell Hatton eager to use his experience


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England’s Tyrrell Hatton is confident his experience at the Open de France will help him prepare for the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National later this month.

The 26-year-old was one of the automatic qualifiers for Team Europe and he is currently preparing for his first Ryder Cup experience.

The world number 26 is one of five debutants in Thomas Bjorn’s team but he comes into the event in good form.

Hatton won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and Italian Open at the end of last year to virtually guarantee a spot but he has recorded five top-10 finishes this season.

He played in Paris earlier this year at the Open de France and Hatton is ready to draw on that experience.

“I’m hoping that I can play as well as I can and win as many points for Europe as I can,” Hatton told Sky Sports.

“It’s going to be a new experience, the atmosphere is going to be incredible. Obviously the Europeans know the course pretty well from the French Open being there.

“For me personally, I’ve played the French Open for the last five years so I know the course well. It will be set up well for how we play.

“At the end of the day it’s another round of golf, I guess with a lot more pressure. It’s part of what we do, this is the biggest event in golf. I’ve just proud to be a part of it.”

USA remain the 1.80 favourites for the Ryder Cup, with Europe 2.25 and the draw priced at 12.00.

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