RYDER CUP winner Tyrrell Hatton fired a 66 at St Andrews to put himself on course for a third consecutive victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Just six says after being part of Europe’s thumping victory at Le Golf National, Hatton stood on the brink of making more history as he looked to become just the second Englishman after Sir Nick Faldo to win the same European Tour event three years in a row.
Faldo achieved the feat at the Irish Open between 1991 and 1993, while the last player to do it was Tiger Woods, who won the WGCInvitational and WGC-Championship events from 2005 to 2007.
Hatton will enter the final day at St Andrews on 14 under par, one shot clear of Australian Marcus Fraser and three ahead of fellow Ryder Cup winner Tommy Fleetwood and Scottish 2004 champion Stephen Gallacher.
“I’m certainly going to go out and give it my best,” Hatton said.
“To join that club would be so special. We’re in a good position and that’s all we can ask for.”