Chris Paisley has been named the Hilton Golfer of the Month for January after an outstanding month that saw him claim his maiden European Tour title and go toe-to-toe with some of the world’s best players in the Middle East.
In a new era for the Hilton Golfer of the Month award, the winner was selected in a poll of European Tour fans. The Englishman triumphed with an impressive 53 per cent of the votes after following up victory at the BMW SA Open with back-to-back fifth place finishes in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the Dubai Desert Classic.
His countryman and reigning Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood was voted into second place after successfully defending his title in Abu Dhabi, while Li Haotong was third after sealing his second European Tour title in Dubai and becoming the first male player from China to break into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Rounding off a great month for English players, Tyrrell Hatton took fourth place following a flawless debut appearance in the EurAsia Cup, winning going 3-0 to help Thomas Bjørn’s European team to a 14-10 win over Asia.
Posting on his social media accounts after winning the award, Paisley said: “I just found out that I have won the Hilton Golfer of the Month award for January and I want to say thank you to everyone who voted.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to win. I was obviously up against some amazing performances and players. It just goes to show that it is possible to beat Tommy Fleetwood at something!”
By casting their votes to decide who should be crowned the Hilton Golfer of the Month, fans are automatically entered into a fantastic prize draw, with one lucky winner claiming a two-night stay at any Hilton hotel, anywhere in the world.
As the latest recipient of the award, Paisley will receive an automatic upgrade to Hilton Honors Diamond Status, Hilton’s award-winning loyalty program.
Hilton is the Official Sponsor of the Hilton Golfer of the Month award, which recognizes and rewards the best performances of European Tour members each month.