Tyrrell Hatton came so close to winning the WGC-Mexico, missing out on a play-off by a single shot.

Hatton got the 18th on 16 under par but after an iffy second shot, had to settle for bogey, finishing a shot behind Phil Mickelson and Justin Thomas.

Mickelson eventually went onto emerge victorious at Chapultepec Golf Club, on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Although Hatton climbed to a career-high 13th in the world with his third place finish, he was very disappointed with how his final hole unravelled.

He told the European Tour website of his travails at the 18th. He said: "We were trying to think, 148 metres, wrong club."

“So it's just disappointing. Need a shot in there to take the spin off and we hit a club that's pitching around the pin if I hit a really good one and it's just going to spin. So I'm absolutely raging with that. 

“I'm pretty hacked off. We'll see, you never know when you're going to get the chance to win a WGC event again. This is the first chance I've had of winning. 

“I can't believe that I'm not at least in the play-off, I've played good enough, thought I handled the situation pretty well. Guess it just wasn't meant to be.

“You don't get many opportunities to win WGC events and I feel like I've thrown a really good opportunity away. So I'm pretty upset, definitely angry. Don't know how else to sum up really. Just wasn't my day today.”