And the 32-year-old, nicknamed 'DJ, ' shrugged that off to come away with a tied second at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Sunday.
Fleetwood, meanwhile, who had not won since the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in August 2013, was rewarded for maintaining his strong climax to past year. That helped him to a 5-under 67 and 17 under par overall. Chasing a final hole eagle he found a greenside trap, but got up and down for birdie. Kaymer (69), a three-time victor in Abu Dhabi, also eagled No. 18 and was in a three-way share for 4th place with Aphibarnrat and Bernd Wiesberger.
Fleetwood began the day a shot off the lead and got off to a poor start with a bogey on the third, but then birdied the eighth, chipped in for an eagle on the 10th and birdied the 11th. "It's been a massive comeback". The runner-up at last year's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai led overnight but started badly and was always struggling after that.
"I'm a little bit surprised where I am", said the 23rd-ranked Hatton, who said he spent most of his offseason on his Xbox playing "Call of Duty".
"The only thing left was getting a win, but I kept thinking, "you keep knocking on the door, it will come".
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The world No. 28's last win was down the road in the 2012 Dubai Desert Classic, and he was delighted to get into contention again. "I know I've done very well here in the past, so I can play very free and very aggressive". "It's going to keep getting better".
"I have to stay on it really", he said. I made a really bad bogey there on the 15th, but other than that it was a pretty solid day. However, he didn't make his first birdie of the round until No. 8 - remarkably that was his first birdie on a par-5 hole all week. But I think I'm more happy for Finno than I am for me!
"I'm just glad I hit a few good ones off the designated tees to increase the donation amount", he said.
But Hayton's final round was disastrous, as he carded a three-over 75 to slide down the leaderboard and finish tied for 13th.