How Fox won at Wentworth
Fox started the day third behind Åberg, but a wild run into the trees right at the par-4 third appeared to end his chances as he made three bogeys.
Two solid approaches at the sixth and eighth gave him birdies as he started to move up the leaderboard, and a great tee shot to 3 feet gave him birdie. at the 10th, he then hit Nos. 11 and 12 with much better irons. play.
Another accurate tee shot at the 14th hole put him one shot ahead of Hatton and he suddenly took the lead after birdieing the 15th hole thanks to an excellent second shot through the greens. tree right after Hatton made a bogey on the same hole.
Fox became the first New Zealander to win both the BMW PGA Championship and a Rolex Series event
Fox passed up birdie opportunities on holes 16 and 17, meaning he had a one-shot lead until the 18th tee, but that disappeared when Hatton birdied him as he He prepares to hit the ball.
However, the New Zealander kept his cool and drilled his third shot to six feet, from which he confidently converted his eighth birdie of the day after Rai applied more pressure. “I certainly didn’t think I’d be talking to you after the third hole today,” Fox told Sky Sports after sealing victory.
“To have a back nine like that, especially after the way I started the day, was unbelievable. I played really well. I barely missed a shot from the third hole on and I saw a few putts come in and that was great.” … it felt like being the last one to know that I had a victory and make it happen.
Hatton exploded onto the field with five birdies in the first seven holes – also missing an easy chance on the fourth hole – his pick nearly made it a hole in one when he hit the pin on the fifth hole before to make a shot into the bunker. on Friday.