England's Tyrrell Hatton claims back-to-back European Tour wins with victory at Italian Open

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Hatton pipped Ross Fisher for the second week in succession (Source: Getty)

England’s Tyrrell Hatton birdied five of the last eight holes to win the Italian Open and claim consecutive European Tour titles.

Hatton, who last week successfully defended his Dunhill Links Championship crown, sank a decisive 15-foot birdie putt at the last to snatch the top prize at Monza.

The 26-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, carded a final round of 65 to finish on 21 under par, one shot ahead of compatriot Ross Fisher and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

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“I’m over the moon. I can’t believe I’ve won again,” said Hatton. “I played really solid golf all day and then the back nine holed some putts. It was an amazing feeling seeing that one drop at 18. I lost the plot.”

A third European Tour title lifted Hatton to fifth in the Race To Dubai, the European Tour’s order of merit, with five events remaining.

He is also set to re-enter the top 20 when the world rankings are updated on Monday.

Fisher – fourth in the Race To Dubai – lost out to Hatton for the second consecutive week, having finished runner-up to him in Scotland seven days previously.

England’s Matt Wallace failed to hold onto the overnight lead but claimed fourth place in Italy following a superb chip-in birdie at 17.

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