Name:Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick
Born:Sept 1, 1994 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
Original/Home Club:Hallamshire GC, Sheffield, S Yorks.
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].
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].
Played as the Nordea Masters (June 2-5). Second-placed Lasse Jensen (Den) finished 3 shots behind Fitzpatrick (Eng), who claimed his second European Tour title. [Stadium course, Bro Hof Slott GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].
Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 17-20; last of three Eurpn Tr Final Series events, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Fitzpatrick (Eng), who claimed his third European Tour title. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].
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].
The US Amateur Championship (113th). 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.].
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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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