PING sign Alfred Dunhill Links Champion Tyrrell Hatton

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PING have announced the signing of 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Champion Tyrrell Hatton, capping an excellent season for the Englishman.

The 25-year-old finished runner up at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and has amassed nine top-10 finishes on the European Tour this year, including a tie for fifth at the Open Championship and a tie for 10th at the US PGA Championship.

As part of a multi-year agreement, Hatton will wear a PING hat, use a PING staff bag and play a minimum of 11 PING clubs, including a PING driver and PING putter.

"I'm delighted to be officially representing the PING brand. I've chosen to play their equipment in the past, and I'm excited to become part of the PING family," he said.

En route to his maiden European Tour title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October, Hatton set a course record equaling 10-under round of 62 at the St. Andrews Old Course using a PING Vault Oslo putter for the first time. He also relied on a PING G driver and i irons.

"I won my first European Tour event this year after putting a PING putter in my bag for the first time. With PING clubs, I believe I have the finest tools available to perform at the highest level. Each club is precisely built to my specifications which gives me great confidence on every shot."

Hatton's stellar 2016 season saw him finish 4th on the European Tour's Race to Dubai and rise to 24th in the Official World Golf Rankings, an accomplishment which will see him make his Masters debut next year.

"Tyrrell has had an outstanding year and we're delighted he'll be representing PING going forward," said PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim.