U.S. Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick Becomes Just the 3rd Golfer to Achieve This Rare Feat

Published 06/20/2022, 8:30 AM EDT
Jun 19, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Matthew Fitzpatrick poses with the US Open Championship Trophy after the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Fitzpatrick is an English Professional Golfer who won the U.S. Amateur title in 2013. But that was not all for the golfer at the Country Club. The 27-year-old golfer won the 2022 U.S. Open title on the same course on Sunday.

Fitzpatrick might have not received the amount of fame as any other golfers have on various tours. But today, the world acknowledges him to be on the same list as golf legend Jack Nicklaus and Juli Inkster. Just like these two, the golfer from England also won the U.S. Amateur title and the U.S. Open title on the same course.

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How did Fitzpatrick secure his victory in the U.S. Open?

The match took many interesting turns and became a three-way encounter for the player. Fitzpatrick played a clean shot at the 15th hole, keeping things in control, followed by a fairway bunker on the 18th hole.

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On his approach to the 72nd hole, the golfer said, “If there was one shot that I’ve struggled with this year that I just do not want, it’s a fairway bunker shot.”

Jun 19, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Matthew Fitzpatrick plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The final round has proven to be a turning point in the golfer’s career. It was a proud moment for all the Fitzpatrick fans when he received a gold medal around his neck, along with $3.15 million in the bank. The player also gave a fun message to Jack Nicklaus by slightly lifting the trophy and saying, “Jack, I won a second time.” This has been one of the few games Fitzpatrick played on American soil, yet the world will remember it for a long time.

More about Matt Fitzpatrick

Matthew “Thomas” Fitzpatrick is an English sportsman who has won his first major championship in the year 2022. He started his journey at a very young age and made it to the list of records for the first time in 2013 by winning the U.S. Amateur Tournament. The player showed amazing potential then and now. In 2013, the golfer was given a gold trophy standing next to his brother Alex, who was his caddie for the U.S. Amateur Tour.

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Fitzpatrick also made many records on the European Tour. By winning seven events in seven years, the golfer made a mark in the sport. The young man also defeated legend Shane Lowry in a game. Even in the U.S. Open, Fitzpatrick has become the second Englishman to receive the title after Justin Rose in 2013.

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