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Hatton heads into the unknown at Erin Hills for first US Open

MARLOW'S Tyrrell Hatton is set to tee off at 7.40am tomorrow (Thursday) alongside American Brandt Snedeker and PGA Champion Alex Noren at his first US Open.

Hatton, who fell off the pace having initially started well at the recent PGA Championships at Wentworth, has qualified to play at the major for the first time in his career. 

The Harleyford Golf Club and Stoke Park Golf Club member will look to tame the Erin Hills course.

"To be honest, I have no idea about the course," he said. 

"It will be good to see it and get my own ideas about it.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the challenges that the US Open provides.”

Hatton finished tied for 30th on one-under-par at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, 10 shots behind winner Noren who carded a course record final round of 62.

Hatton, who also made his debut at the Masters in Augusta earlier this spring, has been ranked as high as 16th in the world this season and secured his first European Tour victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship last year. 

The Marlow player also managed to finish in the top 10 at the Open Championship and US PGA last year.

And in the first five months of this season, Hatton has finished third in the Dubai Desert Classic and fourth in both the Honda Classic and the Arnold Palmer Invitational, earning a temporary card on the US PGA Tour.

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