Golfer Tyrrell Hatton won a $1.3 million tournament then admitted he really needed the bathroom for the final few holes

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  • Golfer Tyrrell Hatton won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday, winning $1.3 million in the process.

  • Hatton admitted after the round that for the final four holes, he'd been bursting to go to the bathroom.

  • "Is it really awkward timing to need the toilet?" — Hatton asked an official during the post-tournament formalities.

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English golfer Tyrrell Hatton secured arguably the biggest victory of his career on Sunday and said afterwards that he did so while needing the bathroom for a large portion of his final round.

On Sunday, Hatton won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the opening tournament of golf's European Tour season, finishing 18-under-par and beating out the competition, including four-time major winner Rory McIlroy.

The victory, Hatton's third in the last 12 months, earned the Englishman €1.09 million ($1.33 million), the richest prize he has won in his career so far.

However, after his victory, Hatton had to interrupt a post-round commitment to run to the bathroom, saying he'd been holding it in since the 15th hole of the day.

"Is it really awkward timing to need the toilet?" - Hatton is seen asking an official in a behind-the-scenes video posted on the European Tour's official Instagram page.

"Sorry! Do you know what? I've actually needed the toilet since about the 15th. I was stood on the 15th, and I was like, 'Oh my god, I actually have got nowhere to go.' - he continues, all the while holding the not insubstantial tournament trophy.

Hatton's victory Sunday moves him up to fifth in the world golf rankings, behind only Americans Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, and Spaniard Jon Rahm.

"It's surreal, to be honest. Even knocking the putt in on 18 doesn't seem like I've won the tournament, but it's amazing," Hatton said after the round, according to the BBC.

"I've always loved starting my season here in Abu Dhabi, and to now add my name on that trophy with so many great champions before me is a huge honour."

Amazingly, Sunday's bathroom break is not the first time a toilet has caused Hatton an issue during a pro tournament.

In 2019, a video clip emerged of him being distracted mid-swing by an on-course bathroom door slamming, only to realise that the person slamming the door was actually his fiancee.

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