Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matt burst onto the world golf scene in the summer of 2013. Then a rail-thin, baby-faced 18-year-old, he captured the U.S. Amateur at The Country Club with a breathtaking short-game display to become the first Englishman to win the title in over 100 years.

Later that summer, he reached No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and won the Silver Medal as the low amateur at the British Open. Matt then matriculated to Northwestern University, where he played part of one season under coach Pat Goss before deciding to focus full-time on amateur golf. He turned pro later that summer and wasted little time establishing himself as a force on the European Tour, winning his first event as a 21-year-old at the 2015 British Masters.

Matt won two more titles the following year, including the year-end DP World Tour Championship to break into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking—where he has stayed ever since. Those victories helped him earn a spot on the European Ryder Cup team, where he was the youngest player on either side.

Matt won the Omega European Masters in both 2017 and 2018, becoming the first player to successfully defend the title since the legendary Seve Ballesteros, and in the process broke Nick Faldo’s record to become the youngest Englishman ever to win five times on the European Tour.

In 2019, Matt set his sights on earning a PGA Tour card with the goal of become a truly global player. He accomplished that thanks to a runner-up finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a T-4 at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He posted four runner-ups that season to remain a fixture inside the top 40 in the world rankings and continued the strong play into 2020, at one point making 20 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour.

Still, he wanted desperately to return to the winner’s circle and did so in huge fashion in his final event of 2020, winning the DP World Tour Championship to finish runner-up in the Race to Dubai and reach a career-high ranking of No. 16.

Matt is known as one of best putters in the world and also one of the hardest workers, with a commitment to getting every last bit out of his natural ability.

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