Matthew Fitzpatrick

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Matthew Fitzpatrick
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick
Born (1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 (age 21)
Sheffield, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality  England
Career
College Northwestern University
Turned professional 2014
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2014
U.S. Open T48: 2014
The Open Championship T44: 2013
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Mark H. McCormack Medal 2013

Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick (born 1 September 1994) is an English professional golfer. His biggest achievement as an amateur was winning the 2013 U.S. Amateur. His first professional win was in the 2015 British Masters.

Amateur career[edit]

Fitzpatrick won the 2012 Boys Amateur Championship and played college golf for the Northwestern Wildcats in 2013[1] before leaving the school in January 2014.[2]

He made the cut at the 2013 Open Championship and finished as low amateur, winning The Silver Medal.[3] Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Mullen were the only amateurs to make the cut, with Fitzpatrick finishing on 294 to Mullen's 299.[4] Later in 2013, Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Amateur, which earned him invitations to the 2014 Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and Open Championship provided he remained an amateur.[5] The U.S. Amateur win took him to the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings[6] which earned him the Mark H. McCormack Medal.[7] In September 2013 he played in the Walker Cup.

Professional career[edit]

Fitzpatrick turned professional after the 2014 U.S. Open,[8] forfeiting his exemption to the 2014 Open Championship.[9] His professional debut was at the 2014 Irish Open. He qualified for the 2015 European Tour after successfully completing the 2014 European Tour Qualifying School.[10]

In July 2015 Fitzpatrick finished second in the Omega European Masters, a shot behind Danny Willett, winning the second prize of 300,000 euros. His maiden victory came in October 2015, when he won the British Masters at Woburn, winning the first prize of £500,000 (€671,550). After this victory he entered the World Top 100 for the first time with a ranking of 59.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 Oct 2015 British Masters −15 (64-69-68-68=269) 2 strokes Denmark Søren Kjeldsen, Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry, Paraguay Fabrizio Zanotti

Results in major championships[edit]

Matthew Fitzpatrick
Tournament 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP T48LA
The Open Championship T44LA DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP

LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stein, Cassie (2 July 2013). "Collegians Forrest, Stow, Fitzpatrick qualify for Open". Golfweek. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Evans, Farrell (9 January 2014). "Matt Fitzpatrick leaves Northwestern". ESPN. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Lavner, Ryan (21 July 2013). "Englishman Fitzpatrick, 18, low amateur at Open". Golf Channel. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Scott, Ged (19 July 2013). "The Open 2013: Jimmy Mullen keeps Silver Medal hopes alive". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Am: Matt Fitzpatrick tops Goss". ESPN. Associated Press. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Matthew Fitzpatrick becomes the World's number one amateur". WAGR. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fitzpatrick and Ko win Mark H McCormack Medals as leading amateurs". WAGR. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Matt Fitzpatrick to turn professional after US Open". BBC Sport. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Lavner, Ryan (20 May 2014). "U.S. Am champ Fitzpatrick turning pro after Pinehurst". Golf Channel. 
  10. ^ "British youngster Matt Fitzpatrick seals European Tour place for next season after fine finish at Spanish Qualifying School". The Daily Mail (London). 22 November 2014. 

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