Rolex Series

Dan Bradbury thrilled to win new car after amazing ace

Dan Bradbury was delighted to hold the key for his new Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2.0 Sport after producing a stunning hole-in-one at the 17th in the presence of his parents on day four of the 2023 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Playing in the first group on Sunday, the 23-year-old holed his tee-shot with a six iron from 201 yards at the penultimate hole to secure the keys to a beautiful new car.

And the Joburg Open champion was not the only one to make an ace in the final round, with Tyrrell Hatton taking advantage of the par-three 13th with a pitching wedge from 153 yards.

Bradbury, who signed for a 69 after making six birdies and five bogeys as well as his eagle, believes he could not have struck his tee-shot any better as he made his fifth ace in total, but first in a tournament.

He said: "I hit a great shot on the 16th and made a nice birdie there.

"Going out first on a Sunday, you've just got to make the birdies.

"I saw the pin over there and jokingly said 'I'll go for the car'. I just hit a great shot and don't think I could have hit it any better.

"The car's amazing. The shuttles that we've had this week for the hotel, they've been Genesis and they're superb.

"They're really, really nice cars. So it's nice to hold the key right here."

Hatton's hole-in-one followed back-to-back birdies at the 11th and 12th as the Englishman enjoyed a fine start to the back nine and he added a hat-trick from the 16th as he came home in 29.

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