Matt Fitzpatrick

Matt Fitzpatrick

Biography

Date of Birth: September 01, 1994

Turned Professional: 2014

Amateur: 2012 Boys Amateur Championship and 2013 US Amateur

Professional wins: Three (all on the European Tour), including the DP World Championship in 2016

Best results in Major Championships:

The Masters Tournament — tied 7th in 2016

US Open — tied 48th (low amateur) in 2014

The Open Championship — tied 44th (low amateur) in 2013


Profile

Matthew Fitzpatrick enjoyed a spectacular career in the non-paid ranks before turning professional at the 2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort.

The Sheffield-born prodigy shot to global fame when he became the first golfer since Bobby Jones in 1930 to concurrently hold the low amateur medals for the Open Championship and US Open – a rare double he completed at Pinehurst in 2014.

Widely regarded as the greatest amateur golfer in history, Fitzpatrick also holds the distinction of being the first Englishman since 1911 to win the US Amateur — the USGA’s oldest trophy — at Brookline, Massachusetts, in 2013.

Fitzpatrick showed a glimpse of his precocious talent in winning the 2012 British Boys’ Championship at age 17. He was also the top point scorer for Great Britain and Ireland at the 2013 Walker Cup and was awarded the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in 2013.

A rising star of world golf, Fitzpatrick lived up to this enormous potential in the 108-hole Q-School marathon in November 2014 to secure his European Tour card in style when he birdied three of the last five holes in Spain.

He made his professional debut at the 2014 Irish Open and recorded his maiden victory on the European Tour in October 2015 when he won the British Masters at Woburn, an achievement which saw the young Englishman enter the World Top 100 for the first time with a ranking of 59.

In November 2016, Fitzpatrick, aged 22 years and 80 days, won the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Championship that saw him replace Sir Nick Faldo as the youngest Englishman to bag three European Tour titles. Faldo was 22 years and 300 days old when he won his third European Tour event at the 1980 Sun Alliance PGA Championship.

Fitzpatrick also beat Rory McIlroy’s mark of 23 years and 205 days to become the youngest winner of the season-ending showpiece in Dubai.

Introduced to golf at the age of nine by his parents, Fitzpatrick kick-started his career with group lessons at Hallamshire Golf Club and since then he has been on a roll.


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