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Matthew Fitzpatrick

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/1/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 155

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Matthew Fitzpatrick confirmed the greatest prize of his fledgling career with a 72nd hole birdie which sealed a 5-under-par 33-34-67, a total of 17-under 271 at The Earth Course and a one-shot victory in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
The Englishman made his tournament-clinching birdie from the greenside trap on the par-five 18th, which meant he finally shrugged off the challenge of his countryman Tyrrell Hatton, after the two had gone head-to-head through the back nine. Fitzpatrick had been one behind the 54-hole leader Victor Dubuisson at the start of play but three red numbers on the back nine (at 2, 3 and 7) got him into a share of the lead. However Hatton made birdie at ten whilst Fitzpatrick pegged bogey, but back-to-back red at 11 and 12, both from 8'0" drew him level. Again Hatton went one clear, but Fitzpatrick made a sensational sand save at 17 to stay on his heels. When Hatton erred with bogey at the final hole, Fitzpatrick made another superb up and down to notch birdie and pinch the title with the last shot of the week (and season). It is his third European Tour win and comes just four years after the 22-year-old completed victory in the U.S. Amateur. "This win means the world," he said. Nov 20 - 7:41 AM

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Matt Fitzpatrick's love affair with the Earth Course continued as he painted a 6-under-par 31-35=66 on 'Moving Day' to advance to T2 through 54 holes of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The young Englishman, who was T4 on his tournament debut last year, is now 25-under for his seven laps of the par 72 and today's 18, which took him to 12-under 204, is his lowest so far. At one point he even threatened so slip the field when moving into a three-shot lead after playing his first eight holes in 6-under via an eagle at 7 and birdies at 2, 5, 6 and 8. Fitzpatrick lost momentum with a bogey at 9 and then spiralled further down with a double bogey-5 at 13. But there were still birdie opportunities to come and he cashed in by recording circles at 14, 15 and 18 to pull within a shot of leader Victor Dubuisson.
Nov 19 - 8:17 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick added a second successive 3-under-par 34-35=69 at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Friday, pulling up just one short shy of the clubhouse lead.

Fitzpatrick, who was T4 on his debut at the Earth Course last year, posted 6-under 138 at the midpoint after another well-plotted 18 which featured four birdies against a single bogey. On the front nine, he painted red circles on his scorecard at 2, 4 and 7, registering his only dropped shot of the round at 5. But while others really cashed in on the back nine today, Fitzpatrick had to settle for eight pars and a birdie at the par-5 14th. His fifth round in the 60s in just six laps at the European Tour's season closer currently puts him solo eighth. On the live leaderboard, he's three behind Sergio Garcia, who has two to play.
Nov 18 - 7:10 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick now has four rounds out of five in the 60s at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai after authoring a 3-under-par 34-35=69 on day one.

On debut last year, the English youngster carded 68-69-68-70 to finish T4 and he broke 70 again at the Earth Course today to slot in at T7 on the leaderboad, three behind pacesetter and recent Ryder Cup colleague Lee Westwood. Fitzpatrick, who was T20 in last week's Nedbank Golf Challenge, scribbled birdies at 2, 6, 10 and 15 and dropped his only shot of the day at No. 11. Despite this track measuring a mighty 7,675 yards and Fitzpatrick ranked just 167th on the European Tour's Driving Distance stats, it's clearly a course he can plot his way around. He'll hope to show that again as the week goes on and improve his current Race to Dubai position of 27th.
Nov 17 - 7:46 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick will put his British Masters title on the line at a different venue this year as the tournament moves to The Grove.

The young Englishman scored his breakthrough European Tour win at nearby Woburn after going wire-to-wire 12 months ago and beating Shane Lowry and Soren Kjeldsen by two shots. That came in his 34th European Tour start. Since then, Fitzpatrick has blossomed further and even played in a Ryder Cup although it was a chastening experience for the youngster who lost both his matches in Europe's heavy defeat. Before his trip to Hazeltine, the Sheffield golfer had shown some impressive form with three top 10s and a top 20 in five starts. The puzzle for gamers this week is to decide how much that Ryder Cup pain and the pressure of defending a title for the first time will affect him. If those are factors which can be brushed aside, he'd have strong claims on a parkland course which should suit his game.
Oct 12 - 5:10 AM

Ryder Cup rookie Matthew Fitzpatrick will tee it up at Hazeltine National Golf Club, in the 41st edition of the match.

The 22-year-old winner of the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship took a little time getting to grips with pro golf but then surged onto his first Ryder Cup team with two victories in the qualifying period, the 2015 British Masters and this year's Nordea Masters. He did suffer a lapse in form through the heart of the summer, that second win apart, but has righted those concerns somewhat with three top 20 finishes in his last four stroke play starts. He holds a 5-4 record in individual match play, which includes heavy defeats by Patrick Reed (4&3) and Phil Mickelson (5&4) in this year's WGC World Match Play. Teamed up with Lee Westwood to clinch a 5&4 foursomes win in the EurAsia Cup in January, whilst he lost 3&1 in fourballs with Danny Willett. A dead-eye putter as an amateur, it is his tee-to-green game which has prospered in the pro ranks (10th for GIR in the season's ranking, 7th last year). His slight frame and low key demeanour masks a tough cookie.
Sep 27 - 4:19 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick returns to the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre GC looking for an end to his form peaks and troughs.

The boom or bust nature of the callow Englishman's 2016 continues. In 21 strokeplay starts he has just three top 25 finishes, but they were T7 in the Masters, victory at the Nordea Masters and solo fifth (when he needed exactly that as a minimum) in the Czech Masters. Having secured his Ryder Cup spot in Prague it's slightly surprising that he played both last week (MC) and this, but perhaps he is desperate to find the consistency that has eluded him since the end of last year. He missed the weekend on debut in Crans Montana in 2014, but was superb in finishing second behind Danny Willett last year. No-one in the field hit more greens in regulation than he did in shooting 69-65-64-65 to co-lead at 54-holes before fellow Sheffield, England resident Willett stretched him.
Aug 30 - 5:32 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick struggled to a 3-over-par 37-37=74 in his second round at the Made in Denmark tournament and missed the cut by a shot.

Don't fall off your seat in surprise. At last week's D+D REAL Czech Masters, the young Englishman got up and down for par at the 72nd hole to secure his place in the 2016 European Ryder Cup team and his performance here smacks of a player feeling flat after an emotional high. Today, he couldn't get anything going and bogeys at 6, 14 and 18 along with 15 pars saw him land at 2-over 144, a shot the wrong side of the cut line. Other notables that will join Fitzpatrick and get the weekend off include: 144- Andrew Dodt, Brett Rumford, Gary Stal ... 145- Marc Warren, Andy Sullivan ... 146- Niclas Fasth, Ross Fisher ... 147- Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn ... 150- Thorbjorn Olesen ... 152- David Horsey ... 153- Haydn Porteous, Eddie Pepperell.
Aug 26 - 1:29 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick confirmed his place in the 2016 European Ryder Cup team with a final round of 3-under-par 33-36=69 for 10-under 278 and solo fifth at the D+D REAL Czech Masters.

The Englishman had to withstand a few nerves, especially when pulling his approach to the final green. But he got up and down for par and then watched as those behind him failed to join him in the top five, which would have imperiled his automatic qualification. He posted three red numbers on the front nine, at 1, 4 and 9, then added another on 12 before testing his steel with bogey on 15. He recorded a week low of only 13 greens in regulation in round four, but responded by going 5-for-5 for Scrambling. He made 8 top fives in 2015, but this is only his second of 2016.
Aug 21 - 10:58 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick cruised into contention for the D+D REAL Czech Masters title with a composed second round 3-under-par 35-34=69 that left him in a 4-way tie for the clubhouse lead on a 36-hole total of 6-under 138 in Prague.

The Englishman is chasing a first start in the Ryder Cup and has endured an oddball summer which has been in stark contrast to the run of consistency which got him into contention in the first place. Having finished T7 at the Masters in April he is 4-for-11 in stroke play. That run includes a win in the Nordea Masters, but his next best is T47. His back nine Friday (his opening nine) was, like Thursday a collection of eight pars and one birdie. He opened the front nine with back-to-back red numbers, three-stabbed No. 3 for bogey and ticked the 6th. He has missed just 4 greens in regulation through 36 holes and is 4-for-4 when scrambling. When the morning starters had completed their laps he sat alongside Tommy Fleetwood, David Howell and Robert Karlsson in the clubhouse on 6-under.
Aug 19 - 8:16 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick again showed his prowess in head-to-head golf by blasting fellow Englishman Matt Ford in round two of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links Golf Club.

Fitzpatrick, who is bidding to secure a place on Darren Clarke's European Ryder Cup team, was a convincing 4&3 winner over Thomas Bjorn in round one and produced an even more dominant display today. A birdie-eagle start set the tone and put him 2 up early and the former U.S. Amateur champ doubled that lead by winning the 6th and 8th. Fitzpatrick powered into a 6 up lead after further birdies at 10 and 11 before Ford won his only hole of the day via a circle at 12. It was a temporary stay of execution as the young Yorkshireman closed out the match with a birdie-2 at 13 to set up a last 16 clash with Alejandro Canizares, a 4&3 winner in his all-Spanish battle with Eduardo De La Riva.
Aug 5 - 8:45 AM

Ryder Cup hopeful Matthew Fitzpatrick impressed by dumping out VC Thomas Bjorn in round one of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links Golf Club.

The young Englishman has struggled for form in recent weeks, perhaps too aware of his position with regards to the continental clash, but he will have done his chances of impressing his captain Darren Clarke no harm with this display. Bjorn may have a poor career individual match play record (13-25-2), but Fitzpatrick will have known that all eyes were on him. And he responded in style, striping 6 birdies on the front nine to overwhelm the Dane. Three back nine birdies provided some respite for Bjorn - two of them earned hole wins - but it was only ever a matter of time and two pars on the 15th green meant his time was up. Fitzpatrick will play fellow Englishman Matt Ford or Sweden's Pelle Edberg in round two.
Aug 4 - 12:25 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick will make his PGA Championship debut at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey this week.

No less than 19 top 30 finishes in 26 starts up to the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship took the slight Englishman to the brink of Ryder Cup qualification, since when the consistency has all but flipped on its head as his next 18 starts have earned just 3 top 30 finishes. What has helped him swallow that bitter pill is that one of those weeks reaped victory at the Nordea Masters, but of more pressing concern at the moment is that he arrives 0-for-4 and averaging over 31 putts per round in that time. The other bright spark in that poor run was his T7 in the Masters but he limped home in 80 at the Open so it’s hard to make a case.
Source: PGA.com
Jul 26 - 7:06 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick became the youngest-ever winner of the Nordea Masters, thanks to a final round 1-under-par 34-37=71 that earned him a three shot victory over Lasse Jensen at Bro Hof Slott GC on 16-under 272.

The Englishman had built a solid five shot advantage over the field through 54 holes and he never looked likely to fold on Sunday. He ticked birdies on 2 and 9 to make the turn in control and although he marked bogey at 10 and 18, he added a third red number at 12 as he eased to a second professional victory (in 51 starts). His long game served him well as he found all 13 fairways in round four, and made 16 of the greens in regulation. Aged 21 years and 268 days, he becomes the second youngest Englishman to bag two European Tour wins. Only Sir Nick Faldo was younger. "I played fantastic," he said afterwards. "I'd probably say this is the best I've played today."
Jun 5 - 12:45 PM

Matt Fitzpatrick took a while to hit his stride but came good on the back nine and kicked five shots clear after posting a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in round three of the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott in Sweden.

Three clear overnight, the Englishman opened with seven pars before a bogey at 8 left him trailing Nicolas Colsaerts by a shot. But Fitzpatrick got hot after that and circled birdies at 9, 10, 13, 14 and 15 to put daylight between himself and the chasing pack. At 15-under 201, he leads Colsaerts and defending champion Alex Noren by five while it's a further shot back to Lasse Jensen. "It was a bit of a slow start, and I find the front nine more difficult than the back nine, especially in the wind," said the 21-year-old, who piped 9 (of 13) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation and took 27 putts. "But I stayed patient and got my rewards in the end. It's one of the things I've learned since turning pro. I putted really well again and let's hope it continues for one more day because tomorrow's the most important day."
Jun 4 - 12:18 PM