Beside his performances on the golf course, Hatton is developing a reputation for being hot-headed.
The Englishman wears his heart on his sleeve meaning you’ll struggle to find a more passionate star on the European and PGA Tour.
There has been plenty of attention on whether Hatton can keep his cool on the highest of stages.
He is part of Thomas Bjorn’s European side that contains five rookies, which includes the 26-year-old.
Despite the doubts surrounding his character, Hatton is confident that he has what it takes to keep his composure under immense pressure.
“Well, obviously I’m going to be passionate,” Hatton said. “I can only be myself.
“But saying that, obviously I need to stay as level-headed as possible. You know, in the past, you’d say I’ve lost golf tournaments from getting in my own way, which is pretty fair to say.
“This week, if I can kind of keep my head, stay level-headed, that will give myself the best chance to play as well as I can, and like I said, hopefully that gets rewarded with some points for Europe.”
This is the first time Hatton has been a part of Ryder Cup squad and he is keen to emulate his idol Colin Montgomerie.
The Scotsman made his mark on Ryder Cup history when he won 23.5 points for Europe, captaining the side to victory at Celtic Manor in 2010.
“One of my favourite golfers when I was younger was Monty,” said Hatton.
“From the age of five, I was looked after by Callaway. They sent some golf clubs out through until I was about 10 or 11 and he was their No 1 player. Naturally, you kind look up to that as a kid.
“He’s a Ryder Cup legend as well. If you could end up having half the career that he did, you would end it very happily.”
Being selected for the European team was a dream come true for Hatton.
“As I said earlier, from the whole experience from traveling here, getting in the hotel room, seeing all the clothing for the first time, trying it on, I get goosebumps in the mirror, kind of thing. It’s very special,” he said.