|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick|
1 September 1994 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 2014|
|U.S. Open||T48: 2014|
|The Open Championship||T44: 2013|
|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.
He made the cut at the 2013 Open Championship and finished as low amateur, winning The Silver Medal. Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Mullen were the only amateurs to make the cut, with Fitzpatrick finishing on 294 to Mullen's 299. 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. The U.S. Amateur win took him to the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings which earned him the Mark H. McCormack Medal. In September 2013 he played in the Walker Cup.
Fitzpatrick turned professional after the 2014 U.S. Open, forfeiting his exemption to the 2014 Open Championship. 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.
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)
Professional wins (1)
European Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||11 Oct 2015||British Masters||−15 (64-69-68-68=269)||2 strokes||Søren Kjeldsen, Shane Lowry, Fabrizio Zanotti|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T44LA||DNP|
LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
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- Matthew Fitzpatrick at the European Tour official site
- Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
- Northwestern Wildcats profile