Hatton was claiming his fourth victory at the European Circuit and his second success at a Rolex Series event, and ended a drought of victories over two years after his last win at the Italian Open in October 2017.
"I was well aware of my world ranking coming into this week".
"Eddie hit his shots. then came over to tell us he had run out of balls", playing partner Martin Kaymer told reporters.
Schwab is chasing a first European Tour title but has been in superb form recently and his third round of 66 was the Austrian's 30th sub-par score in his last 34 rounds.
"It was a close call", Schwab said. "I'll just be aggressive and keep doing what I've been doing".
For the first time at a professional golf tournament, the floodlights were switched on at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course for the playoff as the six golfers battled for the $2 million prize money. Every pin that's there for the taking I'll go straight at it.
Ramsay, who is enjoying a strong finish to the campaign, having recorded three top-10s in his previous four starts made his score with a burst of six birdies around the turn before signing off with two more.
"I said to a few people on my team that if I was lucky enough to win again, then I would definitely savour the moment, because I think it's quite easy to take it for granted, and sport's great when it's going well, but when it's not going well, it kind of hits home, so I'm absolutely thrilled". A little disappointed, but gave myself a couple of chances. "Then he walked off".
Schwab was looking for his first win on the European Tour but could only shoot one birdie on the back nine of regulation play and missed a long eagle chance on the 18th to finish at 20 under with the five others. He was quick, so it was hard to keep track. The Englishman left a good look at birdie after his third as Schwab chipped his past the pin and into the opposite fringe. So there was a lot happening.
Pepperell could have borrowed a ball and taken a two-stroke penalty to be able to continue with the hole, but if he couldn't produce the same type of ball on the tee of the next hole, he would have been disqualified anyway. I only viewed it on television, in [the film] Tin Cup.