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Matt Fitzpatrick |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/1/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'9 / 143
College: Northwestern University

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Matt Fitzpatrick carded the lowest score on the European Tour this season with a second-round 10-under-par 28-32=60 at the KLM Open on Friday.
After starting the day outside the cut line following an opening 1-over 71, the Englishman catapulted himself up to 9-under 131 at the midpoint and into a tie for third with a morning round featuring 10 birdies and eight pars. Preferred lies at Kennemer due to rabbit damage (yes, seriously!) meant it wouldn't have counted as the Tour's first official sub-60 round. Fitzpatrick parred his opening hole, the 10th, and then circled birdies at six of the next seven. He added another four on his second nine but couldn't find one more at 8 and 9 to break the elusive barrier. "I was thinking about the 59 after the front nine to be honest! I was already celebrating going out in 28 actually so to give myself a shot at that magic number was great," said Fitzpatrick, who hit 15 greens in regulation and needed just 23 putts. "Shame that putt at the end came up short but I'll take 60 any day of the week!" Sep 11 - 9:11 AM

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Matt Fitzpatrick tacked on a 5-under-par 35-32=67 to his opening 66 and shares the lead after two rounds of the D+D REAL Czech Masters in Prague.

Fitzpatrick is tied at the top on 11-under 133 with Sweden's Pelle Edberg, the pair a shot clear of Belgian Thomas Pieters. The young Englishman's Friday lap of Albatross featured three birdies along with an eagle-3 at the 12th and, for the second day running, he was bogey free. So far this week, Fitzpatrick has split 24 (of 28) fairways, hit 32 greens out of 36 and is 4-for-4 in scrambling. He'll go into the weekend in great position to secure his first European Tour win. "It was very consistent today," he said. "I played nicely and hit a lot of greens again which is always important to keep making pars and then take your chances when you have them. I got a bit frustrated in the middle of the round when I wasn’t holing any putts; I missed a few chances but picked it up on the back nine."
Aug 28 - 1:01 PM

With a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-34=66 in his first round at the D+D REAL Czech Masters, Matt Fitzpatrick owns a share of the clubhouse lead.

The impressive English youngster missed just one green in regulation during his morning lap of Albatross Golf Resort, also splitting 11 (of 14) fairways. He set the tone with a pair of opening birdies at 10 and 11 and enjoyed another spurt with further par breakers at 16, 18, 2 and 3. The former U.S. Amateur champion parred his way in from there to match the early total of compatriot Sam Hutsby. Fitzpatrick sits 41st on the Race To Dubai, climbing up in rapidly in the last few months with a second place in the Omega European Masters and a T3 at the Lyoness Open. This is his lowest opening round of the season.
Aug 27 - 7:02 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick continued his hot form by advancing to the last 32 of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay in Scotland with a 6&4 win over Bradley Dredge.

The young Englishman, who finished runner-up in last week's Omega European Masters in Switzerland, was in front from the very first hole after Dredge could only make bogey. The Welshman did cut the gap to just 1 down by winning the fifth but Fitzpatrick dominated from that point, taking 6, 7 and 8 before wrapping up victory with wins at 12 and 14. The 10th seed will now take on American Peter Uihlein (a winner over Oliver Wilson by 2 holes) for a place in the last 16.
Jul 30 - 12:50 PM

Matt Fitzpatrick hung up a 6-under-par 34-30=64 to join Danny Willett atop the leaderboard after round three of the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

The rookie's lap of the mountain course at Crans-sur-Sierre was the low 18 of the day and moved him up 14 spots to T1. Fitzpatrick circled three birdies against two bogeys on the front nine but made his move on the back with par breakers at 10, 13, 14, 15 and 17. That inward 30 put him level with fellow Englishman Willett on 12-under 198 and two in front of Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin. Fitzpatrick, who opened with rounds of 69 and 65, split 10 (of 13) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation. He took 26 putts. The former U.S. Amateur champion was T3 in the Lyoness Open last month and will go into Sunday with a great chance to secure his first European Tour win.
Jul 25 - 11:48 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick took an immediate shine to Diamond Country Club, posting a 3-under-par 35-34=69 on his opening lap.

Of course, the rookie is seeing plenty of courses for the first time this season and remains a work in progress after lots of ups and downs so far. But he's on track for another good finish here -- indeed, a fifth top 25 in seven starts -- after a solid first round in warm morning conditions which featured four birdies and a single bogey. The dropped shot came at 14 after four opening pars and he recovered with birdies at 15, 16, 1 and 6. Fitzpatrick hit 8 (of 14) fairways and missed just two greens in regulation.
Jun 11 - 8:43 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick compiled a 4-under-par 35-32=67 to move up to tied third place at the halfway mark of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

The Englishman closed with three birdies in his final five holes, including a walk-off par breaker at the ninth, to move to 7-under 135. That's just two behind leader Thorbjørn Olesen. After birdies at 12 and 13, Fitzpatrick's only difficult moment was a double bogey-6 at the 17th but he recorded a bounceback birdie at 18 before coming home in 32. After finding life tough going in most of his tournaments so far in 2015, he'll have a genuine title shot going into the weekend.
May 8 - 10:13 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick tees it up in this week's inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage GC but it won't be his first trip to the island.

The English youngster took part in the AfrAsia Golf Masters in Mauritius last December and, although that was at a different venue, his tied fifth place should ensure warm memories about a return to the idyllic destination in the Indian Ocean. A windy forecast should also benefit the 2013 U.S. Amateur champion as he looks to add to the good performances he produced in nearby South Africa earlier in the season. The first of those was a top five in the South African Open while he also finished T15 at the Tshwane Open in March.
May 5 - 6:19 PM

Matt Fitzpatrick crafted a 3-under-par 34-35=69 to sit second in the clubhouse early on day one of the Africa Open.

It's been a rocky road for the young Englishman on the European Tour this season and an early exit in last week's Joburg Open was his fourth straight missed cut. Today, he kept mistakes to a minimum with just a single bogey on his card at 8. He birdied all three par 5s - 1, 3 and 15 - and added another par breaker at 7. Friday's have been the problem for the former U.S. Amateur Open champion so he'll have to guard against a dip in round two tomorrow. Fitzpatrick actually kicked off his 2015 campaign with a T5 in the South African Open so is in good position to try and match that after his strong opening 18 holes.
Mar 5 - 5:02 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick is struggling but the cards may have fallen in his favor at this week's Hero Indian Open.

The 2013 U.S. Amateur champion started 2015 with a bang by posting a top five in the South African Open but since then it's been a battle. He's missed three cuts out of four and when he did cash could only finish T72 in Qatar after a pair of 77s on the weekend. However, Fitzpatrick's straight hitting -- he was 5th for Driving Accuracy in Qatar and 11th in South Africa - looks a great fit for short and tight Delhi Golf Club where some players don't even bother carrying a driver. If the young Englishman can get his putter working, a big week beckons.
Feb 18 - 4:43 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick continues his rookie season on the European Tour by heading to Asia to take part in the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur G&CC.

A top five at the South African Open on his first start of 2015 suggested the 2013 U.S. Amateur champion might take flight straight away but he came back down to earth during a difficult Gulf Swing. The 20-year-old Englishman failed to cash in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai and shot a pair of weekend 77s to finish T72 in Qatar. Fitzpatrick's greens in regulation stats were solid for all three events but his putter was stone cold.
Feb 2 - 5:29 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick survived a bruising triple-bogey eight to take a share of fifth place in the South African Open at Glendower.

The 2013 U.S. Amateur champion closed with a 1-over-par 36-37=73 today to finish at 7-under 281. Playing in just his ninth European Tour event, the 20-year-old Englishman wobbled with a double-bogey six at the par-4 seventh but did most of the damage at the par-5 13th, a hole he'd eagled the previous day. A visit to the water resulted in an eight but he showed his solid temperament to play the final four holes in one under. Fitzpatrick, who claimed the 11th card in Q School at the end of 2014, finished four behind winner Andy Sullivan.
Jan 11 - 2:40 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick turned in respective rounds of 73 and 75 to post 4-over-par 148 in today's Local Final Qualifying at Hillside Golf Club in Southport England, 10 strokes too many to join the playoff for three spots into The Open Championship.

The 2013 U.S. Amateur turned pro immediately after the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, thus forgoing his automatic exemption into the season's third major. Instead, Oscar Floren of Sweden (6-under 67-71=138) shared medalist honors with Englishmen Chris Hanson (69-69=138) and John Singleton (72-66=138). They then outlasted amateur Nick Marsh of England (69-69=138) in a playoff. Of the trio, only Floren has PGA TOUR experience, going 0-for-2 in The Open Championship. Other notables that failed to qualify at Hillside include: 139--Steven Tiley, who placed T26 in the 2013 Open Championship ... 147--Graeme Storm.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick is expected to turn professional after next month's U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

Fitzpatrick, 19, won the U.S. Amateur last summer and attended Northwestern University for one semester before returning home to England to focus on golf. His U.S. Amateur title granted earned exemptions into the first three majors as long as he remained an amateur, so he'll be forfeiting his berth into the Open Championship. (He can still qualify through another conduit.) He missed the cut on the number at the Masters, but chased it with a T23 at the RBC Heritage where he was exempt, again, as the reigning U.S. Amateur. Fitzpatrick is currently No. 2 behind Patrick Rodgers in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Tue, May 20, 2014 06:43:00 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick spun a bogey-free 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the RBC Heritage.

Fitzpatrick is making the most of his exemption by way of his U.S. Amateur win last summer, and will also compete in the U.S. Open and Open Championship if he remains an amateur. He backed up a pair of even-par rounds with Saturday's gem to reach 2-under 211. The longest of his two birdies was a 4'3" effort on the par-4 10th. This is his third PGA TOUR event of the season, missing the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Masters in his first two outings. One would assume that he's testing the waters for a professional career, and he has to be happy with how he's performed through 54 holes this week at Harbour Town.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 05:01:00 PM