Tyrrell Hatton is top of the European Ryder Cup qualification standings

European captain Thomas Bjorn expects England’s Tyrrell Hatton to be in his Ryder Cup side next year after watching him defend his Dunhill Links title.

Hatton, 25, missed the cut at all four majors this year, but won his second European Tour title by finishing three shots clear of Ross Fisher in Scotland.

Bjorn believes the High Wycombe player can “achieve great things” in the game.

“He’s a wonderful player and he’s got a great attitude towards the game,” Bjorn told BBC Three Counties Radio.

“He’s aggressive in his mind, he wants to achieve things and sometimes that might come across like people think he’s too aggressive, but that’s what you want from your players.

“You want young players that want to get out there and be the best they can be.”

The 2018 Ryder Cup will take place at Golf National on the outskirts of Paris in France from 28-30 September, with Bjorn selecting four wildcard players to join the eight automatic qualifiers.

Hatton – who would be making his debut if he plays – is at the top of the early points table, with the qualifying period beginning just over a month ago.

“Performances like his at the weekend are very special and for the very few,” Bjorn said.

“He really has risen and become a player that has a very good chance of not just being there [at the Ryder Cup] in 12 months, but in general has a good chance of achieving great things.”

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