Who's who: Matt Fitzpatrick

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  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
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Who's who: Matt Fitzpatrick

  • Name:

    Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Sept 1, 1994 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Hallamshire GC, Sheffield, S Yorks.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2014
  • Website:

    https://www.mattfitzpatrick.golf

Roll of Honour

US Amateur champion (2013). Walker Cup player (2013). Ryder Cup player (2016). Multiple wins on the European Tour.

Did you know?

Fitzpatrick's highly successful amateur career included victory in the 2012 British Boys Amateur Championship, and culminated in winning the U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club (Brookline) in 2013. After a brief spell at Northwestern University in Illinois, the 19-year-old Yorkshireman turned professional in 2014 and qualified to play on the European Tour in 2015.

Fitzpatrick didn't have to wait too long for success as a professional, with European Tour wins coming in 2015 and 2016. His early successes also won him a place in Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup team, where he was on the losing end of the two matches he played in.

Top tournaments won by Matt Fitzpatrick

2020
Europe
273 (-15)
US$3,000,000
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$3,000,000

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Dec 10-13; postponed from Nov 19-22 due to world coronavirus pandemic; last of four Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events in 2020, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Matt Fitzpatrick (Eng), who collected the biggest prize in world golf in 2020. Second place was enough for Westwood to secure the season-long Race to Dubai title. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

2018
Europe
263 (-17)
€416,660
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

€416,660

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega European Masters (Sept 6-9; Eurpn/Asian tours event). Defending champion Fitzpatrick (Eng) beat Lucas Bjerregaard (Den) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record his fifth European Tour win. [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

2017
Europe
266 (-14)
€450,000
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

€450,000

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega European Masters (Sept 7-10; Eurpn/Asian tours event). Fitzpatrick (Eng) beat Scott Hend with a par at the third playoff hole (par-4 18th). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

2016
Europe
271 (-17)
€1,217,174
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€1,217,174

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 17-20; last of three European Tour Final Series events, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Matt Fitzpatrick (Eng), who claimed his third European Tour title. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

Nordea

Played as the Nordea Masters (June 2-5). Second-placed Lasse Jensen (Den) finished 3 shots behind Matt Fitzpatrick (Eng), who claimed his second European Tour title. [Stadium course, Bro Hof Slott GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

2015
Europe
269 (-15)
€671,550
Sky Sports

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

€671,550

Title sponsor

Sky Sports

Played as the British Masters supported by Sky Sports (Oct 8-11; hosted by Ian Poulter; last played in 2008). Second-placed Søren Kjeldsen (Den), Shane Lowry (Ire) and Fabrizio Zanotti (Para) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Fitzpatrick (Eng). Recording his first European Tour win, the 21-year-old rookie was the youngest player in the field. [Marquess course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Amateur Championship (113th) (Aug 12-18). Matt Fitzpatrick (Eng) beat Oliver Goss (Aus) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final, becoming the first Englishman to win this title since 1911. Fitzpatrick was also the low amateur at the 2013 Open Championship. [The Country Club, Brookline, Boston, Mass.].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Fitzpatrick, Matt

Score

10 & 8

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

R&A

Played as the Boys Amateur Championship. Fitzpatrick (Eng) beat Henry James (Eng) 10 and 8 in the 36-hole final match. [Notts GC, Hollinwell, nr Mansfield, England; earlier rounds also played at Coxmoor GC].

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